Restoration

by Rose Tremain | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 009953195x Global Overview for this book
Registered by silverbirch7 on 11/8/2015
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by silverbirch7 on Sunday, November 08, 2015
Great novel by one of my favourite writers - very highly recommended!

Journal Entry 2 by silverbirch7 at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, November 08, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (11/8/2015 UTC) at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released at Old Gang catch up.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, November 08, 2015
Picked up at the 'old gang' meetup - thanks :-)

Journal Entry 4 by wingCassandra2020wing at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (4/14/2016 UTC) at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom

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Discovered I have two copies of this and have run short of registered books for the obcz so...

Released to obcz

Journal Entry 5 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, May 26, 2016
Retrieved from obcz

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Journal Entry 6 by wingCassandra2020wing at Edinburgh Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 14, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/14/2016 UTC) at Edinburgh Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Bringing to Book Festival Meetup but if it isn't taken, will be releasing as part of my Festival Challenge:

During the Edinburgh Festival 2010 I wild released 50 books around various venues to 'celebrate' my birthday. I got 9 'catches' which I thought was pretty good going.

It proved to be quite addictive, so for the 7th year in a row I thought I'd do it again. Collecting 50 books to release is quite a challenge, so not all the books are ones that I've read, if they are then my journal entry will be somewhere above.

Expect releases to take place between 1st August 2016 and 1st September 2016.

Thank you for picking up this book. I hope you enjoy reading it & look forward to reading your journal entry & those that follow. You don't have to join to journal (you can do that anonymously) but it's free, so if you're a bookworm that likes to pass on books, why not join in.

I will try & update these release notes with the actual details ASAP after release and will tweet their location as I go (@cassandra2020)

Released as part of my annual challenge to release 50 books during the Edinburgh Festival - if you've picked this book up I hope you enjoy it!

The 2016 UK Bookcrossing Unconvention will be held in Birmingham, 23-25 September 2016. Visit http://2016.bcukunconvention.co.uk/ for details!

Journal Entry 7 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 15, 2016
Picked up at the Book Festival meet up. Thank you!

Journal Entry 8 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I loved this. Merival was such a great character, in spite of his excesses I really liked him. I think this is because he is actually a kind man. Will try an find another appreciative writer soon!

Journal Entry 9 by wingdschinnywing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, September 03, 2016
Picked it up at tonight's meetup at Joseph Pearce. The actor who played Merival in the movie was Robert Downey Jr. 😉

Journal Entry 10 by wingdschinnywing at Hamburg, Hamburg Germany on Monday, February 05, 2018
"Robert Merivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II. Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness, enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age. But when he i’s called on to serve the king in an unusual role, he transgresses the one law that he is forbidden to break and is cast out from his newfound paradise. Thus begins Merivel'’s journey to self-knowledge, which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth-century society."

A very enjoyable read! They made a few changes in the film adaptation, I think, but don't they always? ;-)

Journal Entry 11 by wingdschinnywing at RABCK, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (4/11/2018 UTC) at RABCK, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to xtrdnry in Australia as an RABCK. Enjoy the book.

Journal Entry 12 by xtrdnry at Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Monday, April 23, 2018
Arrived in the mail today from Hamburg. Thank you dschinny! I've been looking forward to reading this one, so it might make its way straight to the top of my TBR pile.

Update: I finished reading the book but almost forgot to write a journal entry. I still haven't seen the movie. I doubt I'd have finished the book if I had. Right from the start I could picture Robert Downey Jr as the character of Merival. I think he will do a splendid job of it. Will try to track down the movie now and see how it compares!

Journal Entry 13 by xtrdnry at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, July 09, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (7/13/2018 UTC) at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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Leaving on the bookshelf.

Journal Entry 14 by monamore at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 23, 2018
This is so far outside my usual choice of reading material. I was just going to journal it and pass it on. But I enjoyed it. though it did test my tendency to squeamishness.
PS. Wouldn't Robert Downey Junior be too good looking for this part? Can't imagine him with hog's bristles.

Journal Entry 15 by monamore at East Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 19, 2018

Released 1 mo ago (10/19/2018 UTC) at East Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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passed to a fellow bookcrosser in order to follow its continuing journey.

Journal Entry 16 by wingmarmee463wing at East Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, October 20, 2018
Handed to me and recommended as a good read, on to Mt TBR it goes.
Thanks Monamore

Journal Entry 17 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 01, 2018
This is a unique, plausible, well written, compelling story. A must read for those interested in seventeenth-century English historical fiction.
Recommended reading.

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