Many people will know the Poldark
saga for the now legendary BBC series broadcast in 1975
and again in 1976, which is now being re-made and due
for broadcast in Spring 2015.
Based on the novels by Winston Graham,
Poldark was one of the most successful TV adaptations
of all time, sold time and again to countries the world
over. Graham was a prolific writer of novels and screen
plays including the novel ‚ÄòMarnie‚Äô,
made famous by the Hitchcock film of same name.
What is lesser known is that nearly
all of his writing was done while the author lived in
Perranporth, where he had moved to at the age of 17,
just a few miles from St Agnes, and that much of it
was inspired by the landscape and characters around
him during his life.
The 13 Poldark novels in particular
were significantly affected by Grahams relationship
with the St Agnes landscape, a terrain rich in mining
heritage, rugged and beautiful, nestled as it is on
the North coast of Cornwall, a few miles from the county