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Rose Tremain’s Merival: A Man of His Time finds our hero, Sir Robert Merivel, more or less where we left him after the author’s earlier book, Restoration: at Bidnold, the manor bestowed upon him by King Charles II. Firmly ensconced in the king’s good graces, Merivel seems to have left the Sturm und Drang of his earlier existence behind and as achieved a kind of tranquility. That is until his beloved daughter, Margaret, deserts him during the holidays, having been invited on a trip by Merivel’s neighbors.
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