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Publisher's Summary

The Loving Cup is the tenth in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.

Cornwall, 1813. A silver cup lies half forgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription, "Amor gignit amorem", haunts the lives of the still-feuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies.

In the closing years of the wars against Napoleon, for Jeremy and Clowance, and for arrogant, cynical Valentine Warleggan, these are troubled and momentous times....

©2017 Winston Graham (P)2017 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, and then a whole lot more." ( Guardian )

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This series is my absolute favorite

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Has anyone else yelled at Clowance, Ross and Demelza about Stephen Carrington? I just can't grasp the concept of Ross and Demelza, who are both blessed with a sharp insight to peoples' characters, allowing Clowance to become embroiled with Stephen so easily. If I had been Ross I would have sent someone up to Bristol to find out what they could about him. Demelza has a sixth sense about people but she never used her very sage wisdom to warn Clowance of the type of man she was dealing with which I found odd. See?? This is how engrossed you will get with these novels! Oliver J Hembrough needs to do more narration work. He is phenomenal.

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The narrator is incredible, so many voices! The story is riveting and so well written.

There are not enough of these Poldark books. Listening to them is utterly enjoyable! Oliver Hembrough is a master!

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Fabulous Narration!

Where does The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top. Oliver Hembrough has done a spellbinding performance consistently throughout all of his recorded Poldark books in the series - I own each one!

Who was your favorite character and why?

That is a challenge...so many characters, so many books! I think Demelza and Verity are 2 at the top for the goodness and kindness of their characters, which offset so many of the cruel life realities of 18th/early 19th Century life. Of course Ross as the main protagonist is at the top as well as he was the main crusader and Robin Hood. George Warleggan has met his match...and his superior!

Which character – as performed by Oliver J. Hembrough – was your favorite?

I can't pick - they were all so perfectly done!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both

Any additional comments?

Like any great book, when you come to the end you feel as if you are parting with a good friend. So I will just have to start back at the beginning and listen read all of them again.

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Can’t wait for the next book.

I’m never bored or restless listening to these books. They keep me
Engaged and waiting to see what will happen next. Absolutely love the family connection with the Poldarks and their children. I will be sad when I’m done with this series. Best ever

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Oliver Hembrough brings this series to life!

i loved this book so many twists and turns. And much romance and agony.

I've really enjoyed the second half of the Poldarke series!

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Another GREAT installment in the Poldark Series

The narration of this series is spot on. I really have enjoyed every book and fear I will have withdrawal pains when I finish the last in the series. I would highly recommend the books but start at the beginning with "Poldark".

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Great Novels !!!

I love the Poldark Novels !!! So much history with a great story line. I also am really enjoying the PBS series on TV too.

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Surprises at every turn.

Beautiful narration by Oliver Hembrough of this mesmerizing novel of Poldark saga. This novel had romance, suspense, flow and surprises. I was quite surprised by Ross. Loved this book and can't wait to pick up the next.

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Can't wait for the next Audible books in this series to be released!

Of course this book follows the previous books in this series in its excellent performance, and the writings of its author. The many strange words used in the characters' dialects send me searching the web for their meanings, alas many of them are difficult to find. I think they add so much authenticity to the stories that I feel ps\art of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. I have heard that Graham thoroughly researched these historical periods, and I have learned a great deal of English history! I highly recommend this series to all!

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  • A H.
  • 04-23-17

Another Excellent rendering of the Poldark series

A dark and nail biting plot. It had me shouting 'no!' several times during my traffic jammed commute to work. Wonderfully narrated by Oliver Hembrough, who delivers a fully theatric performance. I am always drawn in and absorbed by his narration. Ross Poldark persists with some uncomfortable views on 'how to get your woman', I put this into its historical perspective, but it may cause offence to some.

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  • Peter thomason
  • 04-20-17

Excellent, in context

You should probably only read this if you've read all before it in the series. It's a familiar world that is enjoyable only to those who have already spent time in it. To those of us who have, it's excellent in all ways.

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  • Paulinet
  • 08-30-17

My tenth book in the series

Where does The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A brilliant and at times gripping story line. I enjoyed this as much as all the other books

What does Oliver J. Hembrough bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings the story and the characters to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You do get involved with the characters and are willing them to go in a certain direction.

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A great listen - the story doesn't weaken despite this being the tenth book about the Poldark and Warleggan families

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  • Drawing Lady
  • 08-24-17

Gripping

There's so much to learn from this book. Unputdownable (unturnoffable?) - I was in such suspense... I had to remind myself it's only fiction, not really true.

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  • Mr. M. J. Walker
  • 08-12-17

Great listening

Beautifully read and, as always by Winston Graham, a gripping yarn. As a Cornishman I picked up on some name mispronunciations, but they do not deter from the overall enjoyment.

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  • alexander
  • 07-21-17

Another Poldark gripping yarn.

For Poldark fans a lot of potential love, heartbreak and underhand business to keep you wondering until the sequel.