"Winston Mawdsley Graham OBE, born Winston Grime, (30 June 1908 – 10 July 2003) was an English novelist best known for the Poldark series of historical novels set in Cornwall. Winston Graham was the author's pseudonym until he changed his name by deed poll from Grime to Graham on 7 May 1947. He also wrote many other novels, including thrillers and historical novels.
The Four Swans is the masterful sixth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner.
Cornwall 1795-1797. Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza.
All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross's, face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, his friend's new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict.
The Four Swans is followed by the seventh book in the Poldark series, The Angry Tide.