Rare Victorian postcards show Cornwall as Poldark saw it | Daily Mail Online

 

When he was 17 years old, Poldark creator Winston Graham moved to Perranporth, Cornwall, where he lived for 34 years. He had wanted to be a writer from an early age and, following the death of his father, he was supported by his mother while he wrote novels at home in longhand and attempted to get them published.

Source: Rare Victorian postcards show Cornwall as Poldark saw it | Daily Mail Online

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Aidan Turner on nudity in Poldark: ‘It’s not like we’re doing crunches and then trying to find a reason to get topless’ – Independent.ie

It’s not like we’re doing crunches and then trying to find a reason to get topless

Source: Aidan Turner on nudity in Poldark: ‘It’s not like we’re doing crunches and then trying to find a reason to get topless’ – Independent.ie

Season 3 of Poldark will premiere in June 2017 on BBC One in the United Kingdom. Poldark is scheduled to air in the United States on PBS beginning October 1, 2017.

Gotta Love Mitt Romney – Postscript

What are the odds? On a flight from New York’s JFK airport to Salt Lake City on January 24, 2014, Scrubs actor Zach Braff and Governor Mitt Romney ended up sitting next to one another.

Mitt Romney & Zach Braff

Mitt Romney & Zach Braff

Governor Romney and Mr. Braff exchanged tweets and posted selfies.

You Gotta Love Mitt Romney – Part 4

Mitt Romney, appearing relaxed and casual wearing blue jeans with a blazer, shirt and tie, slow-jammed the news last night (January 24, 2014) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Governor Romney and Mr. Fallon talked and rapped on topics ranging from President Obama’s upcoming State-of-the-Union address, the NSA spying on American citizens, the flawed Obamacare program, and Governor Romney’s “47%” gaff in his unsuccessful presidential campaign.

George W. Bush, the Renaissance Man

George W. Bush, the man who told Jay Leno that he named his cat Bob, “So I can remember how to spell it when I get older,” has been very busy.

Between rounds of golf, organizing and riding in 100K mountain bike rides with America’s wounded warriors, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas, and personally refurbishing health clinics in Africa, through the Bush Center’s partnership with Pink Ribbon/Red Ribbon, whose mission is to screen women, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, for cervical and breast cancer, the 43rd President of the United States has also become an accomplished portrait painter.

President Bush charged his painting instructor, Gail Norfleet, with a task. “There’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body. Your job is to find it.”

While a guest on the The Tonight Show on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, President Bush presented a portrait he had painted of Jay Leno to the late night television host.

Jay Leno portrait

Jay Leno portrait by President George W. Bush

President Bush has plans to paint portraits of 19 foreign presidents and prime ministers with whom he worked during his tenure at the White House. He has already provided the artwork for a Christmas ornament, which may be purchased through the Bush Center web site (which, incidentally, works).

Bush Center Ornament

Bush Center Ornament

See also:
As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics [New York Times; Nov 2, 2013]

George Bush Shows Off Painting Hobby, Shares Jay Leno Portrait [US Weekly; Nov 20, 2013]

George W. Bush Presidential Center