Buy. Read. Collect.

UK's largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Located in
the world famous Cecil Court.


Join Our Mailing List

Privacy by SafeSubscribe TM

Book Details

Merivel: A Man of His Time

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£18.99

Merivel: A Man of His Time

Author: Rose Tremain

Price: £18.99

out of stock

Published by: Chatto & Windus

Date Available: 20 September 2012

All of our books have clear protective, removable film on the dustwrapper and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition

 

Details

 

Synopsis

 

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? Back home at Bidnold Manor, his loyalty and medical skill are tested to their limits, while the captive bear he has brought back from France begins to cause unlooked-for havoc in his heart and on his estate.

 

With a cascade of lace at his neck and a laugh that can burst out of him in the midst of torment, Merivel is a uniquely brilliant creation, soulful, funny, outrageous and achingly sad. He is Everyman. His unmistakable, self-mocking voice speaks directly to us down the centuries.

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 978-0701185206

Also from this Author

Trespass

Trespass

Music & Silence

Music & Silence

People who ordered this also ordered...

Stranger's Child - Exclusive Signed Slipcase Edition (500) - LONGLISTED FOR MAN BOOKER 2011

Stranger's Child - Exclusive Signed Slipcase Edition (500) - LONGLISTED FOR MAN BOOKER 2011

On Canaan's Side - LONGLISTED FOR BOOKER PRIZE 2011

On Canaan's Side - LONGLISTED FOR BOOKER PRIZE 2011

The Sense of an Ending - MAN BOOKER WINNER 2011

The Sense of an Ending - MAN BOOKER WINNER 2011

The Scarlet Thief - May 2013 Book of the Month

The Scarlet Thief - May 2013 Book of the Month

The Luminaries - WINNER OF THE  MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013

The Luminaries - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013

The Maharajah's General

The Maharajah's General

Bayonets Along the Border (Simon Fonthill Series)

Bayonets Along the Border (Simon Fonthill Series)

A Sea of Troubles

A Sea of Troubles

Vicious Circle (Hector Cross Novels)

Vicious Circle (Hector Cross Novels)

Night Heron - JUNE 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH, EXCLUSIVE NUMBERED & STAMPED EDITION

Night Heron - JUNE 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH, EXCLUSIVE NUMBERED & STAMPED EDITION

Smiler's Fair - Exclusive Limited Edition - Book of the Month July 2014

Smiler's Fair - Exclusive Limited Edition - Book of the Month July 2014

Run Them Ashore (Napoleonic War 5)

Run Them Ashore (Napoleonic War 5)

All in Scarlet Uniform - SIGNED, LINED & DATED

All in Scarlet Uniform - SIGNED, LINED & DATED

The Bone Clocks - Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014

The Bone Clocks - Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014

The Bone Clocks  - LIMITED EDITION (x/500)

The Bone Clocks - LIMITED EDITION (x/500)

How to Be Both -  Shortlisted for The Man Booker prize 2014

How to Be Both - Shortlisted for The Man Booker prize 2014

Us - Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014

Us - Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014

Desert God (Ancient Egypt 5)

Desert God (Ancient Egypt 5)

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
Gift Voucher £50

£50.00

Gift Voucher £50

by Goldsboro Books

 

Synopsis

Although the postage will appear on the order, you won't be charged for the postage and the vouchers will be posted free of charge. Gif ... read more

 

Release 01 July 2015

Publisher Goldsboro Books

ISBN Gift Voucher £50

The Raven's Head

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£19.99

The Raven's Head

by Karen Maitland

 

Synopsis

The Raven's Head by Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling and much-loved Company of Liars, will delight fans of Kate Mosse or ... read more

 

Release 12 March 2015

Publisher Headline

ISBN 9781472215055

Our Endless Numbered Days

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£14.99

Our Endless Numbered Days

by Claire Fuller

 

Synopsis

1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and ... read more

 

Release 11 March 2015

Publisher Fig Tree

ISBN 978-0241003930

Coming Soon
Top Sellers
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Exclusive Slipcase Edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Exclusive Signed & Numbered First Edition (500) copies in Slipcase

Signed, Lined & Dated

£99.99

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Exclusive Numbered Slipcase Edition - MARCH 2012 BOOK OF THE MONTH

by Rachel Joyce

 

Synopsis

When Harold Fry sets out one morning to post a letter to his dying friend Queenie he finds himself at the start of a journey that will have many... read more

 

Release 15 March 2012

Publisher Doubleday

ISBN 978-0857520647

Dominion

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£120.00

Dominion

by C. J. Sansom

 

Synopsis

The Great Smog, London. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written . . . 1952. Twelve years have pass... read more

 

Release 01 November 2012

Publisher Mantle

ISBN 978-0230763890

The Watcher in the Shadows, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, signed first edition

Signed & Numbered First Edition (100) copies

UK First Edition / First Printing

£19.99

The Watcher in the Shadows - Young Adult edition

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

Synopsis

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created... an enigma surrounding stra... read more

 

Release 31 July 2013

Publisher Orion

ISBN 978-1444001655

We accept Maestro We accept Mastercard We accept Solo We accept Visa We accept Visa Electron We accept PayPal
  • ©2014. Goldsboro Books Ltd. All rights reserved. | Website design by Empire Elements Ltd.