This brilliant book by Rose Tremain is set in England under the rule of King Charles II and follows the life of its narrator, Robert Merivel.


Merivel, aspiring physician and son of a glove maker, finds his fortunes changed when he is offered a position at the King’s court. In the height of his hedonistic life in the court, he is asked to serve the king in an unusual role which changes the course of his life forever.

Restoration is funny, atmospheric and almost impossible to put down. It is one of Jet’s favourite books and we completely understand why. We highly recommend it!

Jet Shenkman