Sunday, 1 March 2015


March is a great month for watching TV for fans of the Loveday books Cornish family drama.

First you have BANISHED a drama about the first fleet of convicts to arrive in the penal colony in Sydney Cove, Australia.

As Loveday readers know at the end of the fourth book in the series, THE LOVEDAY SCANDALS, Japhet Loveday, the blacksheep of the Loveday family, was transported to the colony on the second fleet to Australia.  He was convicted of highway robbery and his pardon came too late and his ship had sailed.  Books 4, 5 and 6 in the series include his fight for survival and his  adventures in Australia until he receives his pardon and can return to England.

Later in the month we also have the return of the superb POLDARK series.  A wonderful historical adventure set in Cornwall during the same years as the Loveday series covers.  Although many of the settings in Cornwall are the same for both families, the Lovedays are boatbuilders and not tin miners.  The Loveday family dramas also includes the French Revolution - Georgian London Theatre, underworld and banking - buccaneering, adventures in Virginia and English naval battles and smuggling set against an atmospheric tapestry of Cornish, London and world history.

This is one of my favourite periods in history and I had great pleasure in researching all the exciting events depicted in the LOVEDAY novels.  I shall be glued to my TV set for some weeks to come.

All 11 LOVEDAY novels are available on AMAZON.

Kate Tremayne