Today’s Book

Poldark by Winston Graham

I am currently reading the Poldark series by Winston Graham.  Have you heard of this series? I actually first found Poldark while surfing on TV. It is a BBC/PBS television series based on the Winston Graham historical book series set in the late 18th century in Cornwall England. By the way, Aidan Turner plays the title role and he is an eye-catcher! I finished watching season one(2015) and decided to read the first book which quickly turned into reading one after the other. There are 12 in the series and I have recently completed #6, The Four Swans. The author, Winston Graham(1908-2003) was born in England and lived in Cornwall, the setting for the Poldark novels. The description of the rocky landscape and smell of the sea air is so vivid. The characters are wonderfully flawed yet honest and engaging. It is a story of love and of hate. If you like historical fiction I recommend this series. If you’re not too interested in the written word the current Masterpiece TV series on PBS is fantastic. I believe season 2 will air in the Fall of 2016.  There is also the original 1970’s PBS version of Poldark although I have not seen it.  If you pick up one of the books or get in on the series, let me know what you think!


Author: Astrida

Hello! I am a daughter, sister, wife and mom. My proud accomplishments include being married to a wonderful man and we have raised two kind boys. I have two older sisters and we are first generation born Americans since our parents immigrated to the U.S. from Latvia in the 1940's. I rely on my faith in the Lord to help me keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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