Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790 Audiobook, by Winston Graham Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Winston Graham Narrator: Clare Corbett Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Poldark Series Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101926512

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"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." -The Guardian 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. An impoverished miner's daughter, Demelza Carne is now married to Ross Poldark, who once rescued her from a fairground brawl. Her efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry--and her husband--place her in hilarious and embarrassing situations, through which she becomes self assured, mannered and lovely, and the birth of her first child brings a joy she never experienced before. But tragedy strikes where least expected, and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry for Ross Poldark and the powerful George Warleggan, and tests Ross and Demelza's marriage and their love... A Mammoth Screen production for BBC and Masterpiece Masterpiece™ is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation. Used with permission.  The PBS Logo is a registered trademark of the Public Broadcasting Service and used with permission.  Poldark is available on Blu-ray and DVD. To purchase, visit  Photograph of Demelza: Mike Hogan. © Mammoth Screen Limited 2014.

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  • “Demelza is more than a collection of romances. It makes us participate in movements which control the destinies of its character. It offers realistic and somber descriptions of Cornish farmers, fishermen, and miners pushed to the verge of revolution by unjust laws.”

    - New York Times
  • “From the incomparable Winston Graham…who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more.”

    - Guardian (London)
  • “Graham’s (and thus Poldark’s) sympathies lie with the poor, the starved, the dispossessed; the outcast who is forced by wretched circumstance and an unforgiving fate to become an outlaw.”

    - Independent (London)

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About the Author

Winston Graham (1908–2003) was the author of forty novels. He is the author of Marnie, which was adapted into the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. His books have been widely translated, and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series in twenty-four countries. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE.

About the Narrator

Clare Corbett, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition, she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. She has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.