If you like Poldark, you’ll love the Penhale trilogy! Penzance lad, Crosbie Garstin, wrote this 18th century Cornish saga in the mid-1920s. From it’s initial publication and over the decades it was hailed as one of the finest historical novels of eighteenth century Cornwall ever written, yet has unfortunately faded into obscurity. It certainly deserves to be rediscovered.
Returning West Cornwall, Ortho Penhale finds his mother dead and his brother married to the girl he loved. High Noon follows his adventures as he finds a new love and embarks on a disastrous career as the captain of a slave ship.