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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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

I've read a couple of other novels by Rose Tremain, and I've always liked her work, but this was the first of her books to really wow me. I thought this book was amazing. It's told from the point of ... Read full review

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

Restoration is set during the reign of Charles II. Robert Merivel holds the position of veterinarian to the King's dogs, as well as acting the part of the King's fool. When the King needs a cover for ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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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