If you’re a historical fiction buff, it’s your lucky day! We at Reflections are proud to be hosting today’s Poldark blog tour stop. Aimed to coincide with the start of the revamp of PBS’s hit series from almost 40 years ago, Poldark, a new generation of viewers will now experience the magic that is this saga. This Masterpiece Classic is based on the Poldark book series written by Winston Graham, which captivated readers around the world when it was originally released. Below is a description of the book one, Ross Poldark, as well as Demelza, the second work in the group. Also be sure to see below for details on how to enter to win your own copies of Ross Poldark and Demelza, or an Anglophile-themed grand prize pack!
Ross Poldark Book Blurb:
In the first novel in Winston Graham’s hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.
Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.
Demelza Book Blurb:
In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza’s efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband’s chance at happiness?
Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Winston Graham (1908-2003) is the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham’s books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the O.B.E.
Grand Giveaway Contest
Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes
In celebration of the re-release of Ross Poldark and Demelza, Sourcebooks Landmark is offering three chances to win copies of the books or a grand prize, an Anglophile-themed gift package.
Two lucky winners will each receive one trade paperback copy of Ross Poldark and Demelza, and one grand prize winner will receive a prize package containing the following items:
(2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
(1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothersr
(1) London Telephone Box Tin of Ahmad English Breakfast Tea
(1) Jar of Mrs. Bridges Marmalade
(1) Package of Duchy Originals Organic Oaten Biscuits
(2) Packets of Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds by Renee’s Garden Heirloom
(1) Trade Paperback Copy of Ross Poldark & Demelza, by Winston Graham
To enter the giveaway contest simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on the Ross Poldark Blog Tour starting July 06, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, August 10, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the entrants and announced on the Buzz at Sourcebooks blog on August 13, 2015. Winners have until August 20, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to US residents and the prizes will be shipped to US addresses. Good luck to all!
I enjoyed this blog but alas not the new series. I think I remember too much of the previous series. Xx
Hi! I would love to be entered into the competition! Thanks, Amy Alexander.
I am enjoying the Poldark series! I look forward to reading the books.
I am enjoying the Poldark series as well. I didn’t realize it was a book series until my husband told me about it after we watched the first episode. Looking forward to reading the books and learning more about these fascinating characters!
I love the books and the series i would love to have these in my book case
Wow, this is very exciting- I’ve wanted to read the books for ages!
I would love to be entered. I’m enjoying the series and desperately want to read the books, now. I’ve also crazily acquired the previous series, which is much slower and heavier on dialogue. It’s quite fascinating how different they are . . . down to the scar on Ross’s face being on the opposite side!
Haven’t seen the show or read the books but I’m interested!!
in love with the series!
I love the TV series and can’t wait to read the book series, too. The Cornwall area looks so beautiful!
I’ve enjoyed the series and the Kindle books. These are timeless books.
So there was a previous Poldark TV series? When? Where can I find it? I’m glad I discovered your blog through this tour. 🙂
Loving this series. Generous giveaway. Thank you!
Enjoyed the post – just a shame it’s limited to the US. Aussies like Poldark too 🙂
Been loving this blog tour and the new series on Masterpiece! Thanks for participating! 🙂
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Sign me up, as well! Poldark is currently the highlight of my week.
I missed the beginning of the series as I was away, and so am waiting to watch it in its entirety. What a wonderful give away. I dearly love to read and so have added the books to my wish list.
only discovered Poldark this year…and couldn’t wait for each episode o be on!
An awesome opportunity. Thanks for the chance & being part of the Tour. Love the show. Would love to win these books.
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I too have been watching the new show and am enjoying it but would like to read the books as well.
Loving this Poldark! Have read the first two books on my Kindle but would love to have printed copies! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
This book looks SO good.
Both books sound amazing; thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
Really need to start watching Poldark!
Thanks for the giveaway chance! I would like to read the books
I love this show and cant wait to read the books! Totally hooked! Thanks for posting the giveaway opportunity!
Very Nice blog. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.
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I adore this series! Totally captivating and so glad I have something to watch until Downton Abbey! PBS needs to do more like this!
I think Poldark one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite series. Would love to read the books.
my daughter & I love Sunday nights watching PBS, this show is amazing and we look forward to next season-it can’t come soon enough!