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Poldark at the Smithsonian

First editions — 1945 and 1946 bookjacket cover illustrations Friends and readers, Last night I was one in a sold-out auditorium in the Smithsonian Ripley Center come to listen to Julie Anne Taddeo speak interestingly and entertainingly on the “World...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Apr 2019

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

18 Poldark, the fourth season: Four Swans through Angry Tide

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark brooding (near the opening, early still after the prologue) Elinor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (near opening &c), singing, troubled Dear friends and readers, A second Winston Graham blog-review in a row! Beyond Poldark,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Nov 2018

Graham’s Marnie now a Met HD opera

Isabel Leonard and Christopher Maltland as Marnie and Mark Rutland on their honeymoon Friends and readers, I regret to have to tell you that this beautifully-sung, acted, and orchestrated Marnie is as repulsive a misogynistic story as I’ve come...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Nov 2018

Poldark: the fourth season (2018)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (Episode 1, after prologue) Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza singing (also Episode 1) Of course there has to be an end. Of course. For that is what everyone has faced since the world began. And that is — what do you call...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Aug 2018

Winston Graham’s World War II novels

Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2018

Winston Graham’s Pre-Poldark Suspense Novels

Small still from 1977 Poldark, Episode 8: Hugh Armitage and Demelza Poldark becoming lovers in the marginalized rural landscape by the sea of Cornwall Friends, I notice tonight many hits on the novels which provided the equivalent episodes of the older...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jun 2018

The mystery, detective, suspense, gothic, spy-thriller, crime, murder novel

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison (Prime Suspect series) I, too, dislike it — Marianne Moore Friends, I’ve embarked on a reading journey through an area mostly unfamiliar to me, and Polonius-like, can come up with only the clumsiest of labels:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 May 2018

Thinking about biography

The first modern biographer, Lytton Strachey and his subject, Queen Victoria when young Friends, I’ve been thinking about biography all my life; that’s because I’ve been reading biography all my life. To prove to you how odd I am the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Feb 2018

Christmas and the seasons in the Poldark worlds

The family gathering (2015 Poldark, episode 4) Friends and readers, Not such a small but a short note for those engaged by Winston Graham’s Poldark novels. I’ve been rereading these again, and have confirmed an old memory that while Christmas...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Dec 2017

On behalf of quiet and the calm beauty of realism

Roger Fry — typical painting Dear friends and readers, A brief note on behalf of two qualities I find draws me into books — and movies too, though this inward source is less obvious. A still center of quiet, of thoughtfulness out of which...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Nov 2017

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

3 Poldark 6 & 7: Coerced & reluctant relationships; Agatha’s death, Ross’s refusal, Demelza charmed

[Draft stage because without stills] Dear friends and readers, My header this time refers more or as much to Graham’s books, The Black Moon and The Four Swans, and the 1977 second season episodes 6-7 as it does to this new third season episodes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2017

New Poldark 3:4-5: a deeper emotionalism; a loss of verbal subtleties, and sheer exciting adventure

Episode 4 again emphasizes Demelza’s self-reliance: she is shown to give birth with just Prudie’s help (Eleanor Tomlinson, Beatie Edney) — this is one of Horsfield’s additions Episode 5 ends in moving funeral for Captain Henshawe...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Jul 2017

Winston Graham’s non-Poldark fiction: from film noir to opera

Publicity shot for Marnie (Tippi Hedron, Sean Connery) Friends and readers, I’ve embarked on a study of Graham’s writing beyond his Poldark and Cornish historical fiction, with a view to perhaps writing a literary biography of this author....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jul 2017

Poldark 3:1 & 2: again changing emphases, bringing out sense of community

[This is a draft, not yet finished; I want to add a few concluding remarks on the books, and quotations, so come back tomorrow to peruse] Halse (Robin Ellis) and Ross (Aidan Turner) discuss the death of Ray Penvenen (John Nettles, a man of integrity,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Jul 2017

Romancing 18th century historical fiction

An Arthur Rackham illustration of Undine Friends, How all things come together (with or for me). I’ve embarked on teaching Booker Prize novels: a marketplace niche for good books? I include two historical fictions: J.L. Carr’s A Month in...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2017

Poldark 10: Reconciliation and Forbearance — Finale for now

Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Geoffrey Charles (unnamed) and George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) She’d say life holds only two or three things worth the having, and if you possess them the rest don’t...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2017

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