Jul 272015

Ross Poldark Novel of Cornwall Winston Graham Sourcebooks cover 2015Rugged, Rustic, and Real

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF NOVEL: Historical Fiction

SETTING: Cornwall, England 1783-1787


  • Captain Ross Poldark: Only son and heir to Nampara, a ruined family estate. Just returned home from the American Revolutionary War where many family and friends thought he perished.
  • Elizabeth Chynoweth: Love interest of Ross Poldark, but presently engaged to his cousin, Francis Poldark
  • Francis Poldark: cousin and friend to Ross Poldark, heir to Trenwith, lives a more leisurely and carefree life
  • Verity Poldark: unmarried sister to Francis and cousin to Ross
  • Jud and Prudie Paynter: lazy servants at Nampara who frequently enjoy imbibing and being idle
  • Demelza Carne: an abused thirteen-year-old daughter of a poor miner, taken on to work as kitchen maid at Nampara


  • This series was first recommended to me last year by a lovely reader from my blog, Michelle Hall!
  • This series was raved about on this blog post by lots of readers and authors from across the pond.
  • Poldark Fever is currently in progress here in the US and I wanted to see what this series is all about!

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