It’s gorgeous, rugged, windswept and very, very handsome. You might think we’re talking about Aidan Turner, the star of Poldark (Well, we are actually.) but, we’re also talking about the breathtaking area of England where this epic series takes place, Cornwall. Cornwall was a big part of what inspired late author Winston Graham to create and write about the adventures of Captain Ross Poldark and more in his twelve book Poldark series that was penned over a span of 57 years. Graham resided in Cornwall for over three decades.
This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Winners will be contacted Nov. 9 – 11, 2015.
As we launch into our highly anticipated premiere of the first season of Poldark, we’re celebrating by offering the chance to win 1 of 4 prize packages featuring two of Winston Graham’s books from our friends at Publishers Group Canada.They’ll transport you into the heart of this breathtaking part of the British Isles and the enduring story that has become the new, blockbuster series voted the UK’s Best New Drama of 2015. Plus, we have a little extra DVD treat for you as part of each prize package. To enter, all you have to do is fill out and submit the entry form below.
Poldark premieres Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9pm ET/6 PT and airs through Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. PLUS, this premiere airing of the series will include limited commercial breaks and full, unedited content of each episode. Enjoy! Please note that each episode will run a few minutes longer than one hour.
Visit our new Poldark mini-site for a deeper look in to this epic series including photos, cast and episode info, videos and more!
EACH PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES 1 OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home – an act which alters the whole course of his life. More…
Poldark’s Cornwall by Winston Graham
Graham’s saga of Cornish life in the eighteenth century has enthralled readers throughout the world for seventy years and the wild landscapes that inspired the novels have – even today – remained relatively unchanged. Cornwall then was a perilous world of pirates and shipwrecks: of rugged coast and mysterious smugglers’ coves, of windswept moors and picturesque villages such as Boscastle and Port Quin, and of beaches, tin mines and churches. With an introduction by Winston Graham’s son, Andrew, and illustrated with stunning photographs, Poldark’s Cornwall is a glorious evocation of the land of beauty, excitement, romance and imagination that Graham loved so well. More…
The Paradise Season 1 DVD box set
Set amidst the Victorian splendor of Britain’s first department store, The Paradise is a rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating charms of the modern world. As Denise finds her feet as a lowly shop girl, she must navigate her way through power struggles, intrigues, and affairs. When the shop’s dashing and reckless owner, John Moray, spots her talents, she knows she can use this opportunity to rise to great things. The 3-disc set also includes the special feature, Behind The Doors of Paradise, containing a tour of the set; cast interviews and a visit to the show’s costume department.
Contest closed Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.
One entry per day per valid email address.
Must be 19 years or older to enter.
Contest not open to residents of Québec.