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Restoration Kings and fools, mistresses and madmen Tremain provides a rich, boisterous, and wonderfully entertaining novel of th century England in which a former glovemaker loses the King s favor when he falls in love with his own wife ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk mistresses and madmen Tremain provides a rich [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk boisterous ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk and wonderfully entertaining novel of th century England in which a former glovemaker loses the King s favor when he falls in love with his own wife This is one of my favourite books of all time The main character, Merivel, is a person ahead of his time in nearly everything he attempts When he decides to paint, it is in a Fauvist style in the 1660 s He winds up in trouble and much misunderstood, and his inherent selfishness and immaturity don t helpuntil he figures out ways towards a personal Restoration The first time I read this, I cried I was so moved by the way he transforms A very hopeful read. 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 smells and ribaldry of the 1660s At first I thought this was going to be a comic, slice of life rendition of a young man s Robert Merivel rise as a sycophant of the king There is humour in this, yes, but also much sadness In part one it depicts the newly made physician Mer 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 smells and ribaldry of the 1660s At first I thought this was going to be a comic, slice of life rendition of a young man s Robert Merivel rise as a sycophant of the king There is humour in this, yes, but also much sadness In part one it depicts the newly made physician Merivel s lucky break in being asked to treat the king s spaniel who is sick Merivel knows the only way to get ahead in England of this time is to please the king Inadvertently, through no help from the doctor, the dog does survive Merivel becomes the king s veterinarian While at court, Merivel indulges himself with food, drink and revelry and soon becomes a sort of court jester Merivel exults in the king s fondness for his fool, and thinks he s been evenpampered when the king gives him a house, an income, and a bride, but soon the unraveling begins I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author s Music and Silence.At once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the Quaker studying at an English university Anglicans only back then These grated on me at one time A less irritable reader however might be moved to accept that this is less a historical novel anda fantastical novel, with a dreamlike atmosphere in places.The hero lives in a world of I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author s Music and Silence.At once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the Quaker studying at an English university Anglicans only back then These grated on me at one time A less irritable reader however might be moved to accept that this is less a historical novel anda fantastical novel, with a dreamlike atmosphere in places.The hero lives in a world of illusion and delusion, at the apex of which is his love for Charles II I note how in German this novel is called The King s Fool which is appropriate The hero is sent down through the world and has to remake himself A process that involves seeing and experiencing the insanity of existence from a variety of points of view departing a fantasy existence in a Norfolk manor house as fake husband to one of Charles II s mistresses view spoiler a twist perhaps on normal for Norfolk hide spoiler , working in a Quaker asylum for the insane and practising as a professional writer ie not a novelist but somebody writing letters and petitions for the illiterate and quack doctor in London during the plague and the Great Fire, perhaps this could be seen as a journey through the underworld There is a kind of beauty to the ending which closes the cycle of the narrator s wanderings The whole thing a fantasia on impossible loves closing with one that maybe has the potential of being real A restoration is not quite a circle 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 ensued.Merive 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 ensued.Merivel eventually falls and loses everything He ends up working in a Quaker 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 spoilers.It 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 perceptive.This 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

    ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk mistresses and madmen Tremain provides a rich [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk boisterous ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk and wonderfully entertaining novel of th century England in which a former glovemaker loses the King s favor when he falls in love with his own wife This is one of my favourite books of all time The main character, Merivel, is a person ahead of his time in nearly everything he attempts When he decides to paint, it is in a Fauvist style in the 1660 s He winds up in trouble and much misunderstood, and his inherent selfishness and immaturity don t helpuntil he figures out ways towards a personal Restoration The first time I read this, I cried I was so moved by the way he transforms A very hopeful read. 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 smells and ribaldry of the 1660s At first I thought this was going to be a comic, slice of life rendition of a young man s Robert Merivel rise as a sycophant of the king There is humour in this, yes, but also much sadness In part one it depicts the newly made physician Mer 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 smells and ribaldry of the 1660s At first I thought this was going to be a comic, slice of life rendition of a young man s Robert Merivel rise as a sycophant of the king There is humour in this, yes, but also much sadness In part one it depicts the newly made physician Merivel s lucky break in being asked to treat the king s spaniel who is sick Merivel knows the only way to get ahead in England of this time is to please the king Inadvertently, through no help from the doctor, the dog does survive Merivel becomes the king s veterinarian While at court, Merivel indulges himself with food, drink and revelry and soon becomes a sort of court jester Merivel exults in the king s fondness for his fool, and thinks he s been evenpampered when the king gives him a house, an income, and a bride, but soon the unraveling begins I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author s Music and Silence.At once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the Quaker studying at an English university Anglicans only back then These grated on me at one time A less irritable reader however might be moved to accept that this is less a historical novel anda fantastical novel, with a dreamlike atmosphere in places.The hero lives in a world of I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author s Music and Silence.At once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the Quaker studying at an English university Anglicans only back then These grated on me at one time A less irritable reader however might be moved to accept that this is less a historical novel anda fantastical novel, with a dreamlike atmosphere in places.The hero lives in a world of illusion and delusion, at the apex of which is his love for Charles II I note how in German this novel is called The King s Fool which is appropriate The hero is sent down through the world and has to remake himself A process that involves seeing and experiencing the insanity of existence from a variety of points of view departing a fantasy existence in a Norfolk manor house as fake husband to one of Charles II s mistresses view spoiler a twist perhaps on normal for Norfolk hide spoiler , working in a Quaker asylum for the insane and practising as a professional writer ie not a novelist but somebody writing letters and petitions for the illiterate and quack doctor in London during the plague and the Great Fire, perhaps this could be seen as a journey through the underworld There is a kind of beauty to the ending which closes the cycle of the narrator s wanderings The whole thing a fantasia on impossible loves closing with one that maybe has the potential of being real A restoration is not quite a circle 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 ensued.Merive 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 ensued.Merivel eventually falls and loses everything He ends up working in a Quaker 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 spoilers.It 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 perceptive.This 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"/>
  • Hardcover
  • 371 pages
  • Restoration
  • Rose Tremain
  • English
  • 14 January 2018
  • 0670831093

About the Author: Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain s best selling novels have won many awards, including the Baileys Women s Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Etranger Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes.


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