Winston Graham
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Winston Graham

Winston Mawdsley Graham OBE (30 June 1908 - 10 July 2003) was an English novelist best known for the Poldark series of historical novels set in Cornwall. Graham's father, Albert Grime, was a prosperous tea importer and grocer. His second son, Winston, was born at 66 Langdale Road, Victoria Park, Manchester on 30 June 1908, at 8 a.m. As a child, Winston contracted pneumonia and on medical advice was educated at a local day school, rather than Manchester Grammar School which his father had in mind for him.

When he was 17 years old, Winston moved to Perranporth, Cornwall. He had wanted to be a writer from an early age, and following the death of his father, who had previously been incapacitated by a stroke, he was supported by his mother while he wrote novels at home in longhand and attempted to get them published.

During his youth Graham was a keen tennis player and recorded in his diaries how many sets he played each day. He lived in Perranporth from 1925 until 1959, and briefly in the south of France during 1960, then settled in East Sussex. He was Chairman of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 1983 was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
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    • Ross Poldark

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465

    Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

    • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Angry Tide

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 250

    Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as a member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY!

    • By Roberta Peck on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Demelza

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902

    Demelza is a heartwarming, gripping, and utterly entertaining saga that brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters and one of the greatest love stories of our age....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE POLDARK SAGA...CONTINUED...

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815

    • Poldark, Book 11
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 210

    Cornwall, 1815. Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, Best narrator!

    • By Megan on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

    • Poldark, Book 9
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sooo Satisfying

    • By Emily Page on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $25.81

    • Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

    • Poldark, Book 12
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 217

    Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance

    • By Patty on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $30.91

    • Warleggan

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 533

    When Ross Poldark plunges into a highly speculative mining venture, he risks not only his family's financial security but also his already turbulent marriage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG didn't see that coming or did I

    • By signe on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $23.62

    • Jeremy Poldark

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734

    Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Loving This Series!

    • By Julie B on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Stranger from the Sea

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811: Poldark, Book 8
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    The Stranger from the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where are all the Poldark books

    • By Sharon on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Black Moon

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 490

    When Ross former beloved gives birth to a son - with his enemy, George Warleggan - Ross must face the pain of losing her all over again. But soon they discover her cousin has fallen in love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Natalie on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $27.40

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