The bestselling and much-loved classic from Orange Prize-winning Rose Tremain, Restoration introduces us to the young Robert Merivel and his rise and fall through glittering seventeenth-century society.
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). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. 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. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.www.rosetremain.co.uk
"For a vivid - and funny - fictional re-creation of the era, Tremain's Restoration is hard to beat." -- Robbie Millen * The Times *
"Richly evocative novel." * BBC History Magazine *
"Triumphant" * Sunday Telegraph *
"To be moved and impressed by a novel and yet so entertained, is rare" -- Fay Weldon
"A dazzling triumph... It is nothing less than superb" * New York Times Book Review *