About this book
The Vintage Classic reissue of Rose Tremain's novel which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a 1995 movie starring Robert Downey Jr. Tremain's last novel "The Road Home" won the 2008 Orange Broadband prize. 'Triumphant.' "Sunday Telegraph".
Robert Merivel is a dissolute young medical student when an accident of fate leads him to the attention of King Charles II. Finding favour with the King, Merivel embarks on the time of his life, enthusiastically enjoying the luxury, women and wine of the vibrant royal court, until he is called upon to serve his monarch in an unusual role.