Restoration by Rose TremainRestoration by Rose Tremain


byRose Tremain

Paperback | July 6, 2015

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The bestselling and much-loved classic from Orange Prize-winning Rose Tremain, Restoration introduces us to the young Robert Merivel and his rise and fall through glittering seventeenth-century society. 

When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as 'paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise.
ROSE TREMAIN's bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music and Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country). Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize ...
Title:RestorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.77 × 5.11 × 1.03 inPublished:July 6, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099598426

ISBN - 13:9780099598428

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lengthy Examination of Exploitative Personalities Minute detailing perpetual debauchery, obsession, co-dependency and compulsion with only brief sorties into adulthood. Privileged and entitled elites in a patriarchal landscape focus upon the full satisfaction of self-absorbed appetites.How brave were the poor under King Charles II and his court to have survived or tolerated such grotesque wastefulness. Eleanor Cowan, Author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
Date published: 2017-07-22

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