It's been five years since Poldark first galloped across the Cornish coastline and into our hearts in the BBC drama based on Winston Graham’s novels. We’ve rejoiced as he restored his family fortunes, cheered as he challenged the establishment, sighed as he got the girl, lost the girl and found another girl (without really getting over the first one) and shrugged at the Scything Association’s complaint that Aiden Turner was doing it wrong in that iconic scene, because he just looked so good doing it!
Now the final series is upon us, all we can do is echo the words of faithful servant Prudy and say: ‘t’int right, t’int fair, t’int proper’! Actually - that’s not all we can do. There’s plenty of great books that will allow you to linger a little longer in Poldark’s world of swashbuckling action, family melodrama, death, love and all the good stuff. Here are five of our favourites.