Hardback Merivel : a man of his time / Rose Tremain.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780701185206 (hbk.) : 0701185201 (hbk.) : 9781448138586 (ebook) : 1448138582 (ebook) :
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. But will that future ever be his?
341 p. ; 24 cm.