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by Rose Tremain


Restoration is a novel by Rose Tremain, published in 1989. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 and was the Sunday Express Book of the Year. It was made into a film in 1995.

Restoration is a novel by Rose Tremain, published in 1989. Tremain later wrote a sequel called Merivel: A Man of His Time, published in 2012. The novel tells the story of Robert Merivel, who begins the book as a medical student, studying alongside his serious, practical friend John Pearce.

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won several awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007.

Rose Tremain is the author of eight novels, including "The Way I Found Her" (WSP 1999), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998, "Sacred Country" (WSP 1999), which won both the James Tait Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger in France, and "Restoration.

Rose Tremain is the author of eight novels, including "The Way I Found Her" (WSP 1999), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998, "Sacred Country" (WSP 1999), which won both the James Tait Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger in France, and "Restoration," which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was. made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1995. She lives in Norfolk, England, with the biographer Richard Holmes, and has a daughter, Eleanor, who is an actress.

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Rose Tremain (Author), Rupert Degas (Narrator), Naxos Audiobooks (Publisher). The novel tells the story of Robert Merivel, a 17th-century English physician

Restoration is a novel by Rose Tremain, published in 1989. The novel tells the story of Robert Merivel, a 17th-century English physician. After supervising the recovery of one of the dogs of King Charles II, he is appointed surgeon to all of the king's dogs. He then joins in all of the debauchery of King Charles' court. The king then arranges a marriage of convenience between Merivel and one of his mistresses, Celia Clemence.

A Novel of Seventeenth-Century England. The title of this novel, ''Restoration,'' has a dual meaning. 371 pp. New York: Viking. The hero (who spends most of the book as an antihero) is Robert Merivel, a 17th-century yuppie crippled by what today is called low self-esteem.

Restoration is a historical novel set in London, England during the 17th century, approximately 1660-70, during the reign of. .Rose Tremain is one of the most important and most celebrated of her generation of British novelists.

Restoration is a historical novel set in London, England during the 17th century, approximately 1660-70, during the reign of King of Britain Charles II. The principal character is Robert Merivel, who tells in the first person his coming of age story from age nine. He is a half-educated physician and surgeon. Download the Study Pack.

Restoration : A Novel of Seventeenth-Century England epub download

ISBN13: 978-1856195836

ISBN: 185619583X

Author: Rose Tremain

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson; New Ed edition (1996)

Pages: 384 pages

ePUB size: 1300 kb

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Rating: 4.2

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Opimath
I bought this book as I like to learn a little history the easy way via novels. I didn't learn too much history but I did have the most amazing read. The story of Robert Merivale and his relationship with King Charles ii - and quite a few others - was quite extraordinary. I cannot imagine how an author can so completely conjure up such incredibly real characters. The character of Merivale is not just bits of dialogue and some descriptions - he lives and breathes out of those pages. I loved this novel, I loved the way every person in it was so three dimensional (for want of a better description) and I loved the way the world of the 17th century came across as such an integral part of the story. If you are wondering whether or not to read this - then do. I certainly will be looking for more of Rose Tremain.
Opimath
I bought this book as I like to learn a little history the easy way via novels. I didn't learn too much history but I did have the most amazing read. The story of Robert Merivale and his relationship with King Charles ii - and quite a few others - was quite extraordinary. I cannot imagine how an author can so completely conjure up such incredibly real characters. The character of Merivale is not just bits of dialogue and some descriptions - he lives and breathes out of those pages. I loved this novel, I loved the way every person in it was so three dimensional (for want of a better description) and I loved the way the world of the 17th century came across as such an integral part of the story. If you are wondering whether or not to read this - then do. I certainly will be looking for more of Rose Tremain.
ladushka
Rose Tremain does her research. Her novels are rich in period detail and earn credibility as first-rate historical fiction. If the reader knows the period he/she is surprised by what Ms. Tremain knows too; if one is new to the era there is much to learned from her fiction.

Robert Merivel is a fop, so typically the silly bourgeois who wants desperately to gain entree into the overripe opulence of Charles II's entourage and, more to the point, into the private sunshine of the king's occasional smile. But Merivel has saving graces -- he doesn't take himself too seriously and he is capable of love. We like him in spite of himself. In Merivel Tremain shows us that for all its frivolous excesses, Restoration culture masked the roots of the Enlightenment in the form of inquiring minds, increasingly acute and insightful when they stopped playing long enough to pay attention.
ladushka
Rose Tremain does her research. Her novels are rich in period detail and earn credibility as first-rate historical fiction. If the reader knows the period he/she is surprised by what Ms. Tremain knows too; if one is new to the era there is much to learned from her fiction.

Robert Merivel is a fop, so typically the silly bourgeois who wants desperately to gain entree into the overripe opulence of Charles II's entourage and, more to the point, into the private sunshine of the king's occasional smile. But Merivel has saving graces -- he doesn't take himself too seriously and he is capable of love. We like him in spite of himself. In Merivel Tremain shows us that for all its frivolous excesses, Restoration culture masked the roots of the Enlightenment in the form of inquiring minds, increasingly acute and insightful when they stopped playing long enough to pay attention.
Fenrikasa
Although there were bits & pieces of this excellently entertaining novel about which one could possibly say, "Well, that was kinda predictable", there were many more bits with neatly surprising twists. *Restoration* is cleverly written, as if the author respects his potential readers. New Orleans lends a swell backdrop. I intended to save this book for an upcoming trip, but was going to let myself just read the first few paragraphs, for a little preview. One thing led to another & now I've finished it & what can I take to read? Maybe I'll just take Restoration anyway, & try to pretend like it's my first time!
Fenrikasa
Although there were bits & pieces of this excellently entertaining novel about which one could possibly say, "Well, that was kinda predictable", there were many more bits with neatly surprising twists. *Restoration* is cleverly written, as if the author respects his potential readers. New Orleans lends a swell backdrop. I intended to save this book for an upcoming trip, but was going to let myself just read the first few paragraphs, for a little preview. One thing led to another & now I've finished it & what can I take to read? Maybe I'll just take Restoration anyway, & try to pretend like it's my first time!
Lesesshe
This is the best book that John Ed Bradley has written imo--a bit better even than "It Never Rains.." but this is fiction (mostly?)
The characters are richly developed, the story is complex enough: I was kept guessing about the denoument. SPOILER ALERT It has a "happy" ending. I also got a large serving of Southern artists that I am investigating. (and I learned something!) I can't wait for the new book out in May14.
Lesesshe
This is the best book that John Ed Bradley has written imo--a bit better even than "It Never Rains.." but this is fiction (mostly?)
The characters are richly developed, the story is complex enough: I was kept guessing about the denoument. SPOILER ALERT It has a "happy" ending. I also got a large serving of Southern artists that I am investigating. (and I learned something!) I can't wait for the new book out in May14.
Ishnllador
This was an unexpected delight to read and I was thrilled to see that a sequel had been written which I bought immediately (there are benefits for finding a good book much later after publication). It was difficult not to like Merivel despite all his flaws and by the end of the book (with its unexpected twist) you are behind him all the way. A man of his time but a time that I am myself happy not to have lived in. Rose Tremain writes as though she personally had lived through those dark days. Beautifully written.
Ishnllador
This was an unexpected delight to read and I was thrilled to see that a sequel had been written which I bought immediately (there are benefits for finding a good book much later after publication). It was difficult not to like Merivel despite all his flaws and by the end of the book (with its unexpected twist) you are behind him all the way. A man of his time but a time that I am myself happy not to have lived in. Rose Tremain writes as though she personally had lived through those dark days. Beautifully written.
Aloo
Great historical novel, written with humor and pathos. The main character was an enigma and to watch him change character and personality throughout the novel was fascinating. Really liked him. Historically well researched. A pleasure to read and I look forward to the sequel.
Aloo
Great historical novel, written with humor and pathos. The main character was an enigma and to watch him change character and personality throughout the novel was fascinating. Really liked him. Historically well researched. A pleasure to read and I look forward to the sequel.
Thordira
Well written but I found the first half of the book rather boring. Powerful people doing what powerful people do. It got more interesting for me when the main character fell out with the king and went to do good works. The event that caused his downfall was unbelievable and the ending unsatisfactory. Perhaps worth a read if you like or know nothing about the Stuart period of history.
Thordira
Well written but I found the first half of the book rather boring. Powerful people doing what powerful people do. It got more interesting for me when the main character fell out with the king and went to do good works. The event that caused his downfall was unbelievable and the ending unsatisfactory. Perhaps worth a read if you like or know nothing about the Stuart period of history.
This book never got off the ground..Characters never developed...Author tried to put too much Louisiana names and stuff in book and needed to concentrate more on the character and plot which were poor..
This book never got off the ground..Characters never developed...Author tried to put too much Louisiana names and stuff in book and needed to concentrate more on the character and plot which were poor..