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 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 Forbidden 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 Society.
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.
- 371 pages
- Rose Tremain
- 02 May 2018 Rose Tremain