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"All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content." -- 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.

Graham was born in Victoria Park, Manchester, England. When he was 17 years old he relocated to Perranporth, Cornwall. His first novel, The House with the Stained Glass Windows was published during 1934; his first Poldark novel, Ross Poldark, was published during 1945, and was succeeded by a series of eleven further titles, the last of which, Bella Poldark, was published during 2002. The series was set in Cornwall, especially in and near Perranporth, where Graham spent much of his life. The Poldark saga was made into a BBC television series during the 1970s and, with audiences of about 14 million viewers, was so successful that some vicars rescheduled or cancelled church services rather than try to have them when Poldark was showing.

Other than the Poldark series, Graham's most successful work was Marnie, a thriller which was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock during 1964. Hitchcock had originally hoped that Grace Kelly would resume filmwork to play the main female character and she had agreed in principle, but the plan failed when the principality of Monaco realised that the heroine was a thief and repressed sexually. The leads were eventually taken by Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. Five of Graham's other books were filmed, including The Walking Stick, Night Without Stars and Take My Life.

Graham was an accomplished author of suspense novels and during the course of his life wrote nearly thirty novels (in addition to the twelve Poldark novels). A 1941 spy thriller Night Journey set in the contemporary Nazi-occupied Europe preserves some of the opinion of the time, with the protagonist believing that Britain was perhaps going to lose the war but is determined to "go down fighting". Graham also wrote a history of The Spanish Armadas and an historical novel, The Grove of Eagles, based during that period. (The plural "Armadas" refers to a lesser-known second attempt by Philip II of Spain to conquer England during 1598, which Graham argued was better planned and organised than the famous one of 1588 but was foiled by a fierce storm scattering the Spanish ships and sinking many of them).

He married Jean Williamson during September, 1939, a woman he had first met during 1926 when she was 13 years old. She died during December 1992. During his youth he was a keen tennis player, recording in his diaries how many sets he played each day. He lived in Perranporth from 1925 until 1959, briefly in the south of France during 1960 and then settled in East Sussex. He was Chairman of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and during 1983 was honoured with the Order of the British Empire.

Graham's autobiography, Memoirs of a Private Man, was published by Macmillan during 2003. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Cornwall, had an exhibition devoted to his life and works ("Poldark's Cornwall: The life and times of Winston Graham") from mid-June to mid-September 2008, coinciding with re-publication of the Poldark novels by Pan Macmillan.

The Winston Graham Historical Prize was initiated as part of the Centenary Celebrations. Funded by a legacy from the author and supported by Pan Macmillan it is for a work of unpublished fiction, preferably with an association with Cornwall. Details can be obtained from the Royal Cornwall Museum.

The majority of Winston Graham's manuscripts and papers have been donated to the Royal Institute of Cornwall by his son Andrew Graham and daughter Rosamund Barteau. Further papers are housed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.

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Total Books: 323
The Official Poldark Coloring Book A Coloring Adventure in Cornwall
2016 - The Official Poldark Coloring Book a Coloring Adventure in Cornwall (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492649915
ISBN-10: 1492649910
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Warleggan A Novel of Cornwall 1792-1793
2016 - Warleggan a Novel of Cornwall 1792-1793 [Poldark] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781250124890
ISBN-10: 1250124891
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Black Moon A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795
The Four Swans A Novel of Cornwall 1795-1797
Demelza A Novel of Cornwall 1788-1790
2016 - Demelza a Novel of Cornwall 1788-1790 [Macmillan Collector's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781909621503
ISBN-10: 1909621501
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ross Poldark A Novel of Cornwall 1783-1787
2016 - Ross Poldark a Novel of Cornwall 1783-1787 [Macmillan Collector's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781909621510
ISBN-10: 190962151X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Jeremy Poldark A Novel of Cornwall 1790-1791
2015 - Jeremy Poldark a Novel of Cornwall 1790-1791 [Poldark Saga, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781492622130
ISBN-10: 1492622133
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Demelza
2015 - Demelza [Poldark Saga, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781492622109
ISBN-10: 1492622109
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Ross Poldark Cornwall 1783-1787
2015 - Ross Poldark Cornwall 1783-1787 [Poldark Saga, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781492622079
ISBN-10: 1492622079
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Poldark's Cornwall
2015 - Poldark's Cornwall (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781447299974
ISBN-10: 1447299973
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel
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The Green Flash
2013 - The Green Flash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447256878
ISBN-10: 1447256875
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Ross Poldark
2008 - Ross Poldark [Poldark Saga, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330463294
ISBN-10: 0330463292
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Loving Cup A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815
2008 - The Loving Cup a Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815 [Poldark Saga, Bk 10] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330463362
ISBN-10: 0330463365
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

The Stranger from the Sea A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811
2008 - The Stranger From the Sea a Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811 [Poldark Saga, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330463386
ISBN-10: 0330463381
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Warleggan Cornwall 1792-1793
2008 - Warleggan Cornwall 1792-1793 [Poldark Saga, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330463409
ISBN-10: 0330463403
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Memoirs of a Private Man
2005 - Memoirs of a Private Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330419598
ISBN-10: 0330419595
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Bella Poldark
2003 - Bella Poldark (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405005982
ISBN-10: 140500598X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Loving Cup
2002 - The Loving Cup [Poldark Hardcover] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780755108992
ISBN-10: 075510899X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Marnie
2002 - Marnie (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780755109005
ISBN-10: 0755109007
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Miller's Dance
2002 - The Miller's Dance [Poldark Hardcover] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780755109012
ISBN-10: 0755109015
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Stranger from the Sea
2002 - The Stranger From the Sea [Poldark Hardcover] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780755109050
ISBN-10: 0755109058
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2002 - The Walking Stick [Poldark Paperback] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2002 - The Little Walls [Poldark] (Paperback)
2002 - The Four Swans [Poldark Saga, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2002 - Warleggan [Poldark, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2001 - The Spanish Armadas [Penguin Classic Military History S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - The Ugly Sister [Charnwood Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Demelza Books 1 2 [Large Print Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - The Twisted Sword Corneall - January 1815 [Charnwood Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
1983 - The Miller's Dance a Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813 [Poldark 9 - Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - Stranger From the Sea [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1978 - Black Moon Bk 2 Bk 3 [Ch. 5-8] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Poldark Quartet [COLLINS COLLECTORS' CHOICE] (Hardcover)
Poldark Centenary Dumpbin [36 Copy Bin, Header and 6copis] (Other)
Winston Graham Polddark Collection 3 Books Set [Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820, The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815 and The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815] (Paperback)
Winston Graham Poldark Series 6 Books Collection Set [Poldark books 7-12 - The Angry Tide, The Stranger From The Sea, The Miller's Dance, Bella Poldark, The Twisted Sword, The Loving Cup] (Paperback)
Winston Graham Poldark Series 6 Books Collection Set a Novel of Cornwall [Ross Poldark, Demelza, Jeremy Poldark, Warleggan, The Black Moon, The Four Swans] (Paperback)
Demelza/ [Original Title = Elizabeth's Story] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette