In June GH Readers will discussing “Merivel: A Man And His Time” by Rose Tremain.
Merivel is back in Rose Tremain’s sequel to “Restoration.” Robert Merivel, courtier to Charles II narrates his picaresque journey through England, France and Switzerland. A mercurial character, he is torn between enjoying himself and making something of his life, through medicine and the study of science. He tries to be diligent, but constantly backslides into laugher and laziness. A big-hearted rogue who loves his daughter, his country house and the English King: Merivel is Everyman — and he speaks directly to us down the centuries.
The discussion will take place at 08:00pm on Thursday 13th June in the Village Hall.