Restoration (Paperback)Rose Tremain (author,author of introduction)
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Tremain’s dazzling tale of intrigue and rivalry amidst the opulence of Stuart England remains the most immersive account of the era available. Robert Merivel, charming and witty yet reckless and impetuous, is a beautifully realised creation and his troubled path through the court of Charles II detailed with bittersweet irony and elegant humour.
The bestselling and much-loved classic from Rose Tremain, Restoration introduces us to the young Robert Merivel and his rise and fall through glittering seventeenth-century society.
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...
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'For a vivid - and funny - fictional re-creation of the era, Tremain's Restoration is hard to beat.' - Robbie Millen, The Times
'A dazzling triumph... It is nothing less than superb' - The New York Times Book Review
'Richly evocative novel.' - BBC History Magazine
'Triumphant' - The Sunday Telegraph
'To be moved and impressed by a novel and yet so entertained, is rare' - Fay Weldon
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