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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

I wouldn't normally read historical fiction such as this, because I'm too old and demented to be able to learn new facts about history. I'd rather just stick to the current era and read stuff that's ... Read full review

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User Review  - GingerbreadMan - LibraryThing

Merivel happens to cure the king’s sick dog by accident, and as a result is elevated to be part of the court. Officially as doctor for the dogs, but in reality more as a kind of jester – an ... Read full review

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User Review  - lizchris - LibraryThing

This historical novel is set in 17th century London and Norfolk. Our narrator, Robert Merivel takes us on a journey through Court, society, medicine, interior decoration, London brothels, Thames ... Read full review

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User Review  - robinamelia - LibraryThing

The narrator is an amusing, likeable fellow, that starts out as a fool, amuses King Charles II, then falls from his grace and learns some wisdom. I had the fortune of choosing this book just as my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Secret7 - LibraryThing

This is one of Rose Tremain's best novels, her ability to create colour, scenery and emotion is brilliant. The film of this is also good, and it was quite pleasant to imagine Robert Downey Jr as I was reading! Read full review

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User Review  - fourbears - LibraryThing

A young man, son of the king's glove maker and trained as a physician, gets a post at court and becomes completely enamoured of the life of the times (self indulgence, luxury, profligacy—it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - twowheelsgood - LibraryThing

first half of this book is one of the funniest i have read; the main character Merivel is a total fop, very witty, i was laughing out loud, loved it, and the next part of the book, as Merival begins ... Read full review

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User Review  - lauralkeet - LibraryThing

Set in the time of the English Restoration, Robert Merivel is a physician in his 30s who has never really settled down. He dresses flamboyantly and spends most of his time drinking and seducing women ... Read full review

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User Review  - bluetyson - LibraryThing

The main character here is definitely a man who likes to have a good time. This can be a problem if you are not a part of the wealthy aristocracy, as you have to earn a living, and all that sort of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerhogan - LibraryThing

Enjoyable historical fiction with a feet of clay hero well drawn by the author. Read full review


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