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 capital, Truro.