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Monday, 14 September 2009

Book Review - Rose Tremain - Restoration...

King Charles II Pictures, Images and Photos

Restoration by Rose Tremain - Not only I, but the book-shirking husband read it on holiday...

Robert Merivel goes on a journey of experience in 17th Century England, choosing to court the court of King Charles II and on the way finds himself in love and out of love, in lust, and in lust again, with a variety of bawdy dames...

This is a colourful and tangibly authentic romp through tempestuous times - Politics, Plague and The Great Fire - as Robert contends with the dawning reality of his shallow self, finding truth and salvation through his growing selfless deeds and the King's laissez-majeste, finding his humanity and salvation along the way.

This is an often funny, post-apocalyptic paeon that has much of a message for our shallow, image-obsessed times, methinks.

1st Duchess of St Albans, Diana Beauclerk Pictures, Images and Photos

11 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Sounds like a book romp that might be good!!! Thanks Fhina! Going to read your previous posts and catch up.

French Fancy said...

You might enjoy Aphra Benn's C17th play 'The Rover', if you like this period. It was a wild time for merrie olde England, that's for sure. On a modern note - also Johnny Depp's film, Rochester (Rochester himself was said to be what Benn based her play on).

French Fancy said...

who not what - it's a bit early this morning

French Fancy said...

and my last correction...

'...on whom Benn based her play'

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Oh I could use a good romp lovely Fhina...will get it. Love the pic by the way, you had a perm?

Lady Fi said...

Sounds like a good read...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Fhina, How terrific!!! I now know I can come to you for a very concise and excellent book review!!! I will add that to my list of your many accomplishments!!!! Wonderful new header photo! Love it! Just wanted to say "hi!" Cheers! Janine XO

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Off subject, but since I just found you, I'll get right to the point: You are hilarious. Your blog is a breath of fresh air. It's great.

Ribbon said...

so sorry for myself that i've been away sooo long.
your blog is truely lovely and i'm glad that i've found my way back here again :)

best wishes
Ribbon

Ribbon said...

ps... awesome photo above :)

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