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Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Restoration is a dazzling romp through 17th-century England. The main character Robert Merivel not only embodies the contradictions of his era, but ours as well. He is trapped between the longing for wealth and power and the realization that the pursuit of these trappings can leave one's life rather empty.

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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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User Review  - DeeLee - Goodreads

An entertaining character study, divided into two halves. The first half was such an enjoyable romp that the second half necessarily felt like a slog in comparison, which is why I'm only giving this 3 ... Read full review

Review: Restoration (Restoration #1)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this title! It was a slow starter but very, very engaging! Robert Merival is an complex but very human character that the reader will alternately cheer and despise. I am currently reading the sequel...Merival, a Man of His Times by Rose Tremain. Read full review


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