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Restoration (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
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From the author of The Gustav Sonata The bestselling and much-loved classic from Orange Prize-winning Rose Tremain, Restoration introduces us to the young Robert Merivel and his rise and fall through glittering seventeenth-century society. Shortlisted for the Booker prize it has been described as 'triumphant' (Sunday Telegraph) and 'dazzling' (New York Review of Books). When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as `paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise... Over a million Rose Tremain books sold `A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion' Independent I `There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain' Irish Times `Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect' The Times `Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists' Salman Rushdie `Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness' Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099598428
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"For a vivid - and funny - fictional re-creation of the era, Tremain's Restoration is hard to beat." -- Robbie Millen * The Times *
"Richly evocative novel." * BBC History Magazine *
"Triumphant" * Sunday Telegraph *
"To be moved and impressed by a novel and yet so entertained, is rare" -- Fay Weldon
"A dazzling triumph... It is nothing less than superb" * New York Times Book Review *

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“Recommended reading”

I had never been an aficionado of historical fiction but through the mouthpiece of the intensely likeable and all-too-human physician Robert Merivel, Rose Tremain led me into straight into the 17th century without the... More

Paperback edition
30th May 2016
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“My favourite historical novel”

Rose Tremain brings a fascinating period of history to life through the eyes of Merivel, a physician who is seduced by the splendour of Charles II's court.

It is impossible not to love Merivel for all his... More

Paperback edition
30th June 2012
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“A fantastic read!”

The cover may not tell much about the story, but after the first few pages you will be hooked on this brilliant tale of one unusual man's life in Restoration England Truly fantastic.

Paperback edition
26th August 2011
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