The Stranger from the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.
Cornwall, 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea.
Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world - one of both love and danger.
©2016 Winston Graham (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio
"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." (Guardian)
Continuing the love story of Ross and Demelza, and the feud with the Warleggans, this book develops the characters of the younger generation: their two eldest children, Jeremy and Clowance, and also Geoffrey Charles Poldark and Valentine Warleggan (...whose parentage is still questionable.) It also introduces the development of steam power in Cornwall.
As always, my mind escapes into the physical and social worlds of Cornwall in this period.
I'm totally enamoured with this very talented man and his multitude of voices! I wish he would go back and re-do 'Demelza', as his voice-interpretation is so important for all the characters.
Couldn't put it down...but I didn't cry.
Yes, definitely. I love Oliver J Hembrough's narration. He is a very talented actor.
Demelza. Anyone who reads this book will have read all the others and so will know why.
I don't want to say because it will be a spoiler. What an odd question for a review. It will ruin a reader's enjoyment of this book to answer it!
I wanted to, yes. If only I had the time.
Not the best of the Poldark novels but essential reading. Am now waiting for the release of The Miller's Dance. Can't wait!
I probably will in a few years, yes. I love the story and the narration they go together perfectly.
I find this question very tricky. How can you share what you found memorable without ruining for others? I hate to be told even the slightest detail about books I haven't -but want- to read. I'm going to ignore this one as I usually do.
Again, difficult without including spoilers. For some reason, I loved the scenes where Geoffrey Charles appears and the build-up to the decision by the mine shareholders.
Poldark: Next Generation
"Where are all the Poldark books"
I love the PBS series. All the Audible books are excellent but this book started later with a large gap in time. What happened to Elizabeth? What happened to self important Ozzie?. There are 12 in the series. A book is skipped in the sequence. I must purchase the others in book form. This is an unexpected omission. I am very disappointed.
"Another awesome Poldark book!"
I love this entire series. Great narrator. Wonderful story line. Love the amazing developed characters.
"good, but not as good as earlier books"
Not as good as his earlier Cornwall books, but I was interested to learn more about the children.
"I highly recommend this book."
Just as with the rest of the series, this book is awesome. Very enjoyable! Thank you Winston Grahm.
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