Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Merivel: Rose Tremain

This is the sequel or coda to Restoration, so most of the hard work- the world-building- has already been done. It's a lighter book, charming, funny, but with a dying fall.  Merivel, softened by age and now- for all his fleshly weakness- unequivocally a Good Man- is still the most delightful company. 

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