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  1. says:

    Steeped in the voices and eccentricities of the age of Charles the second Restoration A Novel of Seventeenth Century England is wonderful I felt like I had been transported back in time to all the disagreeable muck and sm

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    I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do wit

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    A really enjoyable Restoration farce with a great deal of heart Robert Merivel is a would be physician and son of a glove maker to the king He

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    Utterly charming poignant and beautifully written After the brilliance of 'The Gustav Sonata' 2016 'Sacred Country' 1992 which has rocketed into the list of my all time favourite books 'The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson' 2005 which is a collection of her short stories 'Restoration' 1989 was next up on my Rose Tre

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    I found this book uite intriguing The character of Robert Merivel is sympathetic and does a believable character arc changing from a shallow person into a thoughtful physician Tremain does a great job with her historical research creating a nuanced seventeenh century world My favorite parts are Merivel’s medical challenges and discoveries One of my pet peeves in historical fiction is that the heroheroine is far medically advanc

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    You may be familiar with the Restoration and Charles II Or maybe not Regardless Rose Tremain gives this historical period double meaning in her novel “Restoration” “Restoration” is a novel which can’t be ignored as it is simply “a

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    First paragraph Look at me Without my periwig I am an affront to neatness My hair what is left of it is the colour of sand and wiry as hogs' bri

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    This is a story about Robert Merivel At the beginning of the story he is an aspiring physician The setting is Restoration England this being when the English Scottish and Irish monarchies were restored under the Stuart King Charles II in 1660 Merivel comes to be married to the king's mistress but the hitch is that he may not bed her He is certainly not to fall in love with her That’s the deal made between th

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    Tremain’s book is written in first person which doesn’t usually work for me but I really enjoyed this The book follows the misadventures of Robert Merivel who is really immature and even a little thick at times despite

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    This is such an enjoyable historical fiction book set in the 17th Century during the reign of King Charles II The protagonist Merivel is likable and relatable despite making some bad decisions and I really enjoyed following the complex relationship between him and the King and the difficult situations Merivel finds himself in due to his affiliation with royalty The book covers a number of interesting themes such as marriage friendship defin

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Robert Merivel son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury. A really enjoyable Restoration farce with a great deal of heart Robert Merivel is a would be physician and son of a glove maker to the king He lives for pleasure and is something of a rake and does not take his medical studies too seriously He comes to the attention of the king and for a while he is part of the court and plays the fool The king decides to marry him to one of his mistresses This involves going to live on an estate in the country and much partying and debauchery ensuedMerivel eventually falls and loses everything He ends up working in a uaker madhouse as a physician in the Fens He also moves back to London and experiences the plague of 1665 and the fire of 1666 Lots of gaps there to avoid spoilersIt is very funny beautifully written and most of all there is real character development not just for Merivel but also for the excellent supporting cast Although there is a touch of Tom Jones about it the descriptions of madness are moving and perceptiveThis could have been awful but it is rather good and there are some very funny passages watch out for the Indian Nightingale and Merivel s attempts at painting inventing impressionism in the 1660s only to be ridiculed All in all a good historical comic novel

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And idleness enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age But when he’s called on to serve the king in an unusual role he transgresses the one law that he is for. You may be familiar with the Restoration and Charles II Or maybe not Regardless Rose Tremain gives this historical period double meaning in her novel Restoration Restoration is a novel which can t be ignored as it is simply alive with sounds emotions and colors immediately jumping from Tremain s pages the second the reader opens the book Saying that Restoration has a heartbeat is putting it mildly This lively novel is supplemented by the main character of Robert Merivel who has disgusting flaws and yet is so relatable that he is an extremely likable character Tremain successfully turns a character which would be hated in any other novel into a lovable one Restoration is not a typical novel but is of a character study following Merivel At times the reader may think that there is no real plot and yet Restoration continues to be a page turner as it feels like one is actually living the story while reading it Further Merivel s character arc is perfect not too fast not too slow and yet subtle enough to be realistic Tremain s prose and literary language in Restoration is also top notch Restoration features all of the star ualities of classic literature along with historical accuracy and character dialogue which feels of the times The reader will have to be reminded that Tremain was not actually alive during Charles II s reignAll of the characters in Restoration have such magnetic chemistry with each other that the story becomes riveting and yet the ratio of coverage each character portrays in relation to others is never overdone Restoration also features uniue storytelling where Merivel speaks almost directly to the reader Although this can be perceived as cheesy it works in Restoration as everything seems to Tremain doesn t focus too much attention on describing the setting of the scenes and yet each creates a vivid picture Simply put Restoration has a uniue draw while being written exceptionally well Also noteworthy are the multi layered events Instead of merely being a part of the plot line each occurrence in the story signifies a deeper lessonmeaning adding substance to the novel and thought provoking philosophical ideas Additionally moving and compelling is Merivel being a protagonist and his own antagonist There is nothing relatable than being your own worst enemyThe second half of Restoration is much different from the first with Tremain focusing on the story than of the deeper character study of the first half Although this doesn t significantly decrease the merit of Restoration it does somewhat change the impact of the writingAlthough subjective I found the descriptions of Merivel s dreamsnightmares to be tedious and not necessary to the plot Not only do these not add depth but Tremain over utilizes the tactic Part two brings about a slackening of pace within the novel and a less inviting plot although Merivel is still likable However the views and angles of historical events such as the Plague and the Great Fire of London are notably different than other historical fiction novels in a good way The conclusion is weaker than expected but Restoration does come full circle and Tremain answers open ended uestions Restoration is uniue well written and incorporates a compelling story with a terrific literary character Tremain s work is suggested for those readers interested in historical fiction or specifically of seventeenth century England

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Bidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfound paradise Thus begins Merivel’s journey to self knowledge which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth century societ. This is a story about Robert Merivel At the beginning of the story he is an aspiring physician The setting is Restoration England this being when the English Scottish and Irish monarchies were restored under the Stuart King Charles II in 1660 Merivel comes to be married to the king s mistress but the hitch is that he may not bed her He is certainly not to fall in love with her That s the deal made between the king and Merivel the fool Merivel gets an attractive young wife albeit just for show and the freedom to take as many other mistresses that may please him to his bed He and his wife are given the means to live in style and a splendid estate in Norfolk to decorate as they may so wish Norfolk is distant from the king s residence in London For the king this is simply a way to have access to than one woman without them getting in each other s hair The king has power and money but he cannot control hearts You think maybe I have given too much away I haven tWanton lascivious and a jovial fool Merivel is a man of his times Yet he has appeal to a reader because he is funny and without pretensions even if the humor is rather crude I was utterly amazed at the author s ability to pull this off I never thought I could like such a character but I did Right from the start his free spirit is contagious and then he grows on you Soon he has you laughing and then you begin to like the guy and and Merivel changes and it is Merivel that this book is about What we are given is a bit like a fable with a lesson to be learned What does Merivel s life sayThe setting being England in the 1660s alongside the characters story we see also the plague and the fire of London We observe not only the antics of the king but also the life of the poor and the insane The tale draws you in The atmosphere of the times is captured in the guise of an engaging story The book is not chock full of historical facts about the Restoration If you are looking for that look elsewhere Most is believable except for the end and a few other details for example a man view spoilerwith a visible heart that can be touched hide spoiler