Pan Macmillan will this November publish The World of Poldark, an illustrated tie-in to the recent Poldark TV series.
The book will explore the characters of Winston Graham’s original Poldark novels, which are also published by Pan Macmillan, as well as the houses and landscapes of Cornwall, where the story is set. It will include interviews with the cast of the TV show and information about costumes, props and locations.
Adult publisher Jeremy Trevathan and editorial director Georgina Morley acquired the world rights to the book, which will be fully illustrated, from Shirley Patton, head of publishing at ITV Studios. ITV Studios owns Mammoth Screen, the production company behind the TV programme.
“Macmillan has published Winston Graham’s wonderful Poldark novels for many years and we are absolutely delighted to be working with ITV and Mammoth Screen who produced the news series on this gorgeous tie-in,” said Morley. “It will undoubtedly be the Christmas present for Poldark fans everywhere.”
Trevathan and Morley also acquired rights to publish the scripts of both the first and the second seasons of the series.
The World of Poldark will be published in hardback on the 5th November, priced at £20.
Earlier this year Pan Books, the paperback imprint of Pan Macmillan, re-released the first two books in the original series by Graham, and brought out a new edition of Poldark’s Cornwall, in which Graham talks about the area that inspired his books.