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"I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy." -- 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: 340
The Stranger From The Sea
2019 - The Stranger From the Sea [Poldark] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781509856985
ISBN-10: 1509856986
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Angry Tide A Novel of Cornwall 17981799
2018 - The Angry Tide a Novel of Cornwall 17981799 [Poldark] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250186058
ISBN-10: 1250186056
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Warleggan A Novel of Cornwall 17921793
2016 - Warleggan a Novel of Cornwall 17921793 [Poldark] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250124890
ISBN-10: 1250124891
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Black Moon A Novel of Cornwall 17941795
2016 - The Black Moon a Novel of Cornwall 17941795 [Poldark] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250124913
ISBN-10: 1250124913
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Four Swans A Novel of Cornwall 17951797
2016 - The Four Swans a Novel of Cornwall 17951797 [Poldark] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250124937
ISBN-10: 125012493X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Jeremy Poldark A Novel of Cornwall 17901791
2016 - Jeremy Poldark a Novel of Cornwall 17901791 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781509808632
ISBN-10: 1509808639
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Demelza A Novel of Cornwall 17881790
2016 - Demelza a Novel of Cornwall 17881790 [Macmillan Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781909621503
ISBN-10: 1909621501
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ross Poldark A Novel of Cornwall 17831787
2016 - Ross Poldark a Novel of Cornwall 17831787 [Macmillan Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781909621510
ISBN-10: 190962151X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Demelza
2015 - Demelza [Poldark, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781492622109
ISBN-10: 1492622109
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Ross Poldark Cornwall 17831787
2015 - Ross Poldark Cornwall 17831787 [Poldark, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492622079
ISBN-10: 1492622079
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Poldark's Cornwall
2015 - Poldark's Cornwall (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781447299974
ISBN-10: 1447299973
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel
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Cordelia
2013 - Cordelia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447256557
ISBN-10: 1447256557
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Merciless Ladies
2013 - The Merciless Ladies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447256588
ISBN-10: 1447256581
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Forgotten Story
2013 - The Forgotten Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447256694
ISBN-10: 1447256697
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
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Memoirs of a Private Man
2013 - Memoirs of a Private Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447256755
ISBN-10: 1447256751
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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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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Stephanie
2013 - Stephanie (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447255116
ISBN-10: 1447255119
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Little Walls
2013 - The Little Walls (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781447255260
ISBN-10: 1447255267
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Night Journey
2013 - Night Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447255307
ISBN-10: 1447255305
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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After the Act
2013 - After the Act (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447255369
ISBN-10: 1447255364
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Jeremy Poldark 17901791
2010 - Jeremy Poldark 17901791 [Poldark Saga, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781402226984
ISBN-10: 1402226985
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

2008 - Ross Poldark [Poldark, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2008 - Demelza [Poldark Saga, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2008 - The Four Swans [Poldark, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Warleggan Cornwall 17921793 [Poldark Saga, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2002 - The Loving Cup [Poldark Hardcover] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Miller's Dance [Poldark Hardcover] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Walking Stick [Poldark Paperback] (Paperback)
2002 - The Twisted Sword [Poldark Saga] (Paperback)
2002 - The Angry Tide [Poldark Saga] (Paperback)
2002 - The Black Moon Book 5 [Poldark Saga] (Paperback)
2002 - Warleggan [Poldark, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Jeremy Poldark Book 3 [Poldark Saga] (Paperback)
2001 - The Spanish Armadas [Penguin Classic Military History S.] (Paperback)
1999 - The Ugly Sister [Charnwood Library] (Hardcover)
1998 - Demelza Books 1 2 [Large Print Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - The Twisted Sword Corneall January 1815 [Charnwood Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
1986 - The Black Moon [Poldark, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1982 - Stranger From the Sea Bk 1 Bk 2 Ch 16 [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
1982 - Stranger From the Sea [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
1978 - Black Moon Bk 2 Bk 3 [Ch. 5-8] (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)
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