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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Enjoyed getting to know the characters and hearing more on the 17th century higher living in a England. Read full review

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The title reflects the restoration of the monarchy with the reign of CharlesII. However it is about the restoration of the main character Robert Mervel. At the start of the novel he is a rather ... 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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