Restoration: a novel of seventeenth-century England

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Viking, 1989 - Fiction - 371 pages
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In seventeenth-century England, the King ensures his mistress's safety by having Robert Merival, son of a glovemaker, marry her, but Merivel falls in love with his wife, is cast out of courtly life, and finds refuge working with the insane at New Bedlam

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The pace is great, the human insight is great. - Goodreads
Nice writing and an engaging story. - Goodreads
The writing is wonderful and the characters engrossing. - Goodreads

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About time I finished it! Well crafted and interesting story, but I found the main character highly irritating, so it took me a bit longer to finish this than it should have. Read full review

Review: Restoration (Restoration #1)

User Review  - Rachel England-Brassy - Goodreads

The idea that this story is based on is an allegory for Thatcher's Britain; the greed, self serving ambition and vanity are brilliantly displayed in this novel and Merival serves as a wonderful ... Read full review

Contents

The Five Beginnings
3
Wedding Games
22
An Indian Nightingale
47
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Winner of the 1999 Whitbread Prize, "Music & Silence" is Rose Tremain's eighth novel. Her previous work includes "The Way I Found Her" and "Sacred Country, " which are available from Washington Square Press. She has won the Prix Femina Etranger and the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year Award and has been short-listed for the Booker Prize.

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