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by Winston Graham

Postscript for purists. Winston Mawdsley Graham OBE was an English novelist, best known for the series of historical novels about the Poldarks.

Postscript for purists. Graham was born in Manchester in 1908, but moved to Perranporth, Cornwall when he was seventeen. His first novel, The House with the Stained Glass Windows was published in 1933. His first ‘Poldark’ novel, Ross Poldark, was published in 1945, and was followed by eleven further titles, the last of which, Bella Poldark, came out in 2002.

The Grove of Eagles book. Winston Graham like Elizabeth George is fascinated with Cornwall and while this book doesn't have the oomph and gravity of the Poldarks, it provides a great introduction to Cornwall during the momentous events of the Spanish Armada in Elizabethan England in the late sixteenth century.

Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003. Библиографические данные. The Grove of Eagles: A Novel of Elizabethan England Pan Heritage Classics (Том 3). Автор.

The majority of Winston Graham's manuscripts and papers have been donated to the Royal . 1965 – After the Act. 1967 – The Walking Stick.

The majority of Winston Graham's manuscripts and papers have been donated to the Royal Institution of Cornwall by his son Andrew Graham and daughter Rosamund Barteau Literary career. His autobiography Memoirs of a Private Man was published by Macmillan in September 2003, two months after his death. Television and film adaptations of works. 1963 – The Grove of Eagles.

Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters

Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters. In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation.

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The canvas is wide, the picture stirring and brilliantly detailed. Praise for the grove of eagles. Lusty and rewarding - all the excitement of a nation at war with Spain" Daily Express. written with sure skill, a nice feeling for character and a vast knowledge of the sixteenth century" New York Times.

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I have read all 12 of the Poldark novels and assumed this one of Graham's would be similar from the description. It was as far as the writing, which I so enjoy the style. Except there were so many naval battle sections and the main character was captured so many times with vivid descriptions of his conditions in prison that I had trouble getting through it. It just seem like one misery after another. Marnie was a complete change of subject and much more enjoyable.
I love the Poldark series of books and was hoping for more of that type of story from this wonderful author. This story has moments that are beautiful and well described, but is lacking the emotional story lines I had hoped for. There is a lot of description of boats, and captains, and fleets of boats and war at sea. You could picture the scenes of what boat was where at the time of the battles and as they sailed towards their foe. While this book does cover the goings on in the heart of the main character of the book, there is far less about relationships and much more about the war.
I've just finished The Grove of Eagles by Winston Graham and give it a well-deserved five stars. The story is set in the late 16th century and narrated by the fictional Maugan Killigrew, whose family and many other characters in the book are based on real people... the Killigrews of Arwenack in Cornwall, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Godolphin, King Philip and his Spanish Court, Queen Elizabeth I and her English one, and the Killigrews' many noble brethren, friends, colleagues, enemies and frenemies. Sir Francis happens to be my 12 x great-grandfather, Sir Walter my 1st cousin x 15 times removed, and old Lady Killigrew sister-in-law of my 12 x great-grandmother Margaret Killigrew. Lady Killigrew's maiden name was Mary Wolverston. She and her husband Sir John Killigrew were notorious for their piratical exploits. Their son John Killigrew is Maugan's father in this story. Graham's skillful writing and meticulous research has brought to life these fascinating characters and the dramatic events of their time. Graham is a master at writing scenery; evoking the sights, smells and sounds of a different era; what it felt like to be on board a tallship, inside a royal court, or locked in a gaol cell. He captures the high drama of battles at sea and the visceral fear of capture or death; religious intolerance; political rivalry; romance and passion. It's a long novel, so be prepared for that but the story is so absorbing I didn't really notice. Some may find having so many characters confusing... I must say it did help that I've already researched quite a few of them :-) I believe it's a masterpiece of historical fiction.
Wonderful way to meet historical characters in the Elizabethan time, travel on the Armadas to Spain
complete with love-story with a twisted ending. Graham prefers realism and doesn't always give you
the happily-ever-after of the Poldark Series. It is as it is.
I give Grove of Eagles a high rating because for the second time I am enjoying reading about a young boy becoming of age and meeting success despite having so many obstacles to overcome. I read it for the first time about 40 years ago and I don't know why it entered my mind again but I'm glad it did.I would recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction.
Once again we are in Cornwall, which Winston Graham knows and obviously loves. He brings all the characters to life in such a way that one feels as if they are real people. A fascinating story about a real event.
I read this book twenty years ago and thought of it often. After telling a few people about it and not being able to find it in any library around here, I decided to go to the interwebs. I was very happy with the condition of the book and how long it took to get to me.
I love the book, but it is very old and delicate! Afraid to take it out of the house to the beach or for other reading activity.
The Grove of Eagles ebook
Winston Graham
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