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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I cant believe this was seen as worthy of making in to a movie. Seriously. I only pushed through it in hopes it would redeem itself and get better. It didn't. What is with the ending in particular? Is ... Read full review

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A lovely novel, there's really nothing negative I can think to say about it. It only missed out on a full five star rating because I didn't find it a transcendent life experience or something with a ... Read full review

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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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