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The Stranger From The Sea: A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811 (Poldark Book 8) by [Graham, Winston]
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Ross is one of literature's great heroes . . . [with] elements of Darcy, Heathcliff, Rhett Butler and Robin Hood (Debbie Horsfield)

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The eighth novel in the legendary Poldark saga

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1405 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New Edit/Cover edition (19 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005I4UBV6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. I had had some recollections of the PBS Poldark Series when it was on TV back in the '70s. But beyond that, I did not know anything else about Ross Poldark and his family. That is, until I read this novel, the first of the series for me.
In this novel, Winston Graham provides rich character sketches of Clowance and Jeremy, two of the Poldark children. Clowance is a free-spirited, sensitive, yet sober-minded kind of young lady. You see her becoming acquainted with a young man who was fished out of the sea, and are witness to her growing attraction to him. He (Stephen Carrington) is an adventurer, a dreamer, a striver, a charmer, and a gambler. Yet, he has a good heart. A big heart. I don’t think it at all strange or odd that a young woman should be attracted to a man who is a bit rough round the edges as Stephen is. The reader may consider Stephen Carrington as a force of nature in terms of his personality and spirit.
Jeremy’s story is especially touching. He and his father have a somewhat uneasy and distant relationship, which by turns, begins to become closer. And there is also Jeremy’s growing love for Cuby Trevanion.
“The Stranger from the Sea” is a wonderful story. In addition to Ross and Demelza, you begin to see in this novel how the lives of their children are shaping themselves. I liked that. And the author’s descriptions of Cornwall are so evocative. You can almost feel the salt of the ocean on your skin and clothes as it pounds against the beach, or feel the touch of a rising breeze sweeping across the hills, signaling the approach of an autumn storm.
I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series!
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Just continuing with the excellent saga from Winston Graham...no worse no better than the last or I suspect the next one....I am not looking forward to the day when I have finished them all with the last one Bella Poldark. They have been fantastic reading and tho I already read them in the 70s they are just as good today...if not better having seen the tv series. And it makes me miss Cornwall and long to go back.
Can't praise these novels highly enough, I'm addicted to my daily dose of Poldarks!
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I have been reading the whole Poldark series, I still have some left to read. I have found all the Poldark books I have read to date to be very enthralling the stories flow so well, one almost feels a part of the family
The stories are a history lesson as well, in an enjoyable
easy to understand fashion.
I can say, with truth, that I am very glad that I still have some books in the series still to read.
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I have been re-reading these wonderful novels of the Poldark saga. Winston Graham is one of my favourite authors, I love the quality of his work. His descriptive writing is magical, transports the reader to the time and place of his narrative. His books are so also very well researched to the smallest details. Can't wait to start the next book!
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Ross returns from his trip to Portugal and had met his cousin Geoffrey Charles. His return to London puts him in a meeting with the king.

This book is more about the children and their lives but is interspersed with old and known characters. I do wish we knew how Morwenna and Drake are doing. The industrial revolution is coming!
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Each and every book in this 12 book series is worth every penny spent.Each book is full of suspense and keeps you gripped until the last word I am only sorry that I have read the last one and there is no more.My husband has now started the series and enjoys reading it as much as I did.Review by Mrs Welsh.
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What is such a shock is that the story has suddenly jumped forward 10 years. We miss Jeremy and Clowance in their ear!y teen years. The first chapter starts rather tediously with Ross on a secret mission in Portugal on behalf of the British government. The stodgy start sadly does not give way to the excitement of the first 7 books. I'm finding myself reading the last 5 books because I promised myself I would read all 12 novels. Graham has clearly over-egged this litetrary pudding. It's a shame that the sheer brilliance of his earlier writing is now absent.
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First read the series many years ago, writing doesn't get much better than the Poldark saga. The only slight criticism of this particular volume is the amount of time spent on Jersey Poldark's obsession with steam power.
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