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Restoration
  

Robert Merivel is a dissolute young medical student when an accident of fate leads him to the attention of King Charles II. Finding favour with the King, Merivel embarks on the time of his life, enthusiastically enjoying the luxury, women and wine of the vibrant royal court, unti... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099529637
Barcode 9780099529637
Published 1 September 2009 by Vintage
Format Paperback
Author(s) Introduction by Tremain, Rose
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ISBN-13 9780099529637
ISBN-10 0099529637
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 1 September 2009
International Publication Date 2 July 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Introduction by Tremain, Rose
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 287g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 66531

Description of this Book

Robert Merivel is a dissolute young medical student when an accident of fate leads him to the attention of King Charles II. Finding favor with the King, Merivel embarks on the time of his life, enthusiastically enjoying the luxury, women and wine of the vibrant royal court, until he is called upon to serve his monarch in an unusual role. However, when he fails at the one thing the King demands of him he is cast out from his new found paradise. Determined to be restored to the King's favor, Merivel begins a journey to self-knowledge that takes him to the depths of seventeenth-century society.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A most beautiful and original novel. <br>-- Independent <br> Triumphant. <br>-- Sunday Telegraph
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country); Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. www.rosetremain.co.uk

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