Merivel A Man Of His Time

Tremain, Rose

£9.99

The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone. Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair master? Is he the King’s friend or the King’s slave? In search of answers, Merivel sets off for the French court. But Versailles – all glitter in front and squalor behind – leaves Merivel in despair, until a chance encounter with Madame de Flamanville, a seductive Swiss botanist, allows him to dream of an honourable future.

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‘One of the great imaginative creations in English literature’ Daily Telegraph

A dazzling novel of loyalty and dreams set in Restoration England.

The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone and Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to King Charles II, sets off for the French court in search of a fresh start. But royal life at the Palace of Versailles – all glitter in front and squalor behind – leaves him in despair, until a chance encounter with the seductive Madame de Flamanville, allows him to dream of a different future.

But will that future ever be his? Summoned home urgently to attend to the ailing King, Merivel finds his loyalty and skill tested to their limits.

Rose Tremain has sold over one million copies of her books.

PRAISE FOR MERIVEL
‘This book is richly marbled with intelligence, compassion and compelling characters’ The Times
‘Magnificent story-teller’ Independent on Sunday
‘Wonderfully entertaining’ Michael Holroyd, Guardian Books of the Year

Additional information

Weight 245 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

341

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K