The Miller's Dance

The Miller's Dance

by Winston Graham

Cornwall, 1812-1813 At Nampara, the Poldark family finds that the new year brings involvement in unexpected ventures. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprisingand worryingnews. And Clowance, newly returned from London, finds that her

  • Series: The Poldark Saga
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Rating: 4.21
  • Pages: 485
  • Publish Date: June 1st 1996 by Pan Books (UK)
  • Isbn10: 0330345028
  • Isbn13: 9780330345026

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We cannot feel for others" The Millers Dance brings me through book nine in the exceptional Poldark series. This book continues where the last one left off - examining the lives and loves of the younger generation. "It was like being in a period of health almost having forgotten ones ill health and then suddenly recognizing a stirring of pain again, a pain which one knew to be incurable, deep down, reminding one in the midst of happiness that for some complaints there is no cure." This installment unearthed an exciting and promising discovery, revealed a joyous surprise, and took me on an adventure filled with heaps of tension! Characters are neither black nor white, and that moral gray area is often examined in these novels.

Cuby's family might be titled but they are also broke so George Warleggan is determined to finally join the ranks of the upper class and leave his nouveau riche and gauche ways behind; no matter what the cost. Jeremy plots his revenge against George Warleggan and the final pages of this book are thrilling to read as his plans come to fruition. Will Jeremy prevail against his ancient enemy George Warleggan or ruin his own life instead?

This is the ninth installment in the series, and I know these characters so well by now that I should be able to predict their next move. I would never have expected to take on a series with twelve books, but I am very glad I decided to read this one.

The money he made he put on a shelf, But when he came to count his wealth: One...two...three...it was gone!" This was the Miller's Dance. The Miller's Dance.

I don't know how Winston Graham does it, but this is another excellent installment of my beloved Poldark family.

Ross Poldark and his family, along with some close friends and several members of his mining company (all hard-working men) await the arrival by sea of a steam engine to be used in mining operations. Jeremy, who has become highly knowledgeable about the design, manufacture, and use of steam engines, has lost his heart to Cuby Trevanion, who hails from an old, distinguished family in Cornwall that has fallen on hard times. (Besides, the Poldarks, though from a longstanding name and highly esteemed in the community --- and Ross, also a Member of Parliament ---- for the Major could not offer enough money to bring the Trevanions safely out of debt.) Nevertheless, Jeremy tries, when occasion allows in the shape of an opera or social outing where he knew Cuby would be present, to find whatever time he could for a tete-a-tete with her. In the meantime, the Poldarks weather some changes of their own, Ross ponders whether or not to remain in Parliament, and Napoleon's status as the Colossus of Europe is seriously challenged both in the Iberian Peninsula and Eastern Europe.

I held my breath a lot during this book and muttered phrases like "don't go down the mine alone!" and "don't listen to him!" I guess I've come to care about these characters, perhaps a little too much.

Holy crap. So now I have a whole new reason to feel uneasy.

The Miller's Dance, the ninth book in the Poldark series, is filled with heartache, happiness, and chaos; the stuff that real life is made of. I've been around long enough to know that when you're living life it can sometimes feel like absolute chaos. I know that I'm going to read the final three books in this series because I don't want to miss anything.

Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.