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TREMAIN, R.: Restoration (Abridged)

A drunken Robert Merivel accidentally cures one of the King’s spaniels and as a result becomes a court favourite. He is even given a fine home in Norfolk as a reward for taking care of one of Charles II’s other pets: his mistress. But after his spectacular fall from favour, it is his devout friend John Pearce—in every way his opposite—who brings him into a Quaker community and saves him from his excessive appetites. Or at least he tries to.

Restoration brilliantly realises the world of the 17th century, from the intellectual, dissolute court to the Fire of London; but it is also moving, funny and, in the character of Merivel, unique and unforgettable.



Disc 1

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player I am, I discover, a very untidy man. 00:03:48
2.   Play with flash player There was a beginning to the story… 00:06:45
3.   Play with flash player 3. My father was appointed glovemaker… 00:07:04
4.   Play with flash player 4. It is not clear what started the fire… 00:07:27
5.   Play with flash player 5. The fifth beginning is the strangest… 00:06:00
6.   Play with flash player On her wedding eve… 00:04:52
7.   Play with flash player How shall I describe my wedding 00:06:10
8.   Play with flash player But I have not time to dwell on this… 00:05:12
9.   Play with flash player My stipend from the King as Celia's husband… 00:06:50
10.   Play with flash player The entry of Elias Finn into my life… 00:04:25
11.   Play with flash player The morning after the death of Minette… 00:04:41
12.   Play with flash player The following Friday, Finn did not appear… 00:06:11


Disc 2

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player After several weeks had passed… 00:04:21
2.   Play with flash player Pearce then dismounted, staggered a pace or two… 00:04:45
3.   Play with flash player I will now tell you that it had become my daily habit… 00:04:09
4.   Play with flash player We stood staring at each other… 00:06:53
5.   Play with flash player When I awoke, very stiff and cold… 00:05:29
6.   Play with flash player I walked away from the Marigold Room… 00:02:31
7.   Play with flash player Some days passed during which I felt a welcome calm… 00:05:30
8.   Play with flash player See me, then, enter the Physic Garden. 00:06:31
9.   Play with flash player The King gets up off his stool… 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player Dinner time found me at the Leg Tavern… 00:07:17
11.   Play with flash player That night at the Old House… 00:05:59
12.   Play with flash player So it was then that I entered the room… 00:06:52


Disc 3

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player On Christmas day… 00:04:53
2.   Play with flash player I woke in some confusion. 00:04:56
3.   Play with flash player I began without more ado on the blood - letting… 00:04:00
4.   Play with flash player Two days later… 00:05:53
5.   Play with flash player Celia, in a dress of cream - coloured satin… 00:07:37
6.   Play with flash player It is now the 28th of January… 00:05:38
7.   Play with flash player I have slept a little. 00:05:57
8.   Play with flash player Whereas I had been boiling and burning… 00:04:22
9.   Play with flash player We rested two nights on our journey… 00:05:42
10.   Play with flash player I followed the King into the garden… 00:05:03
11.   Play with flash player And what of me 00:04:45
12.   Play with flash player I have not returned to Bidnold… 00:04:12
13.   Play with flash player The New Bedlam, or Whittlesea Hospital… 00:05:07


Disc 4

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player A month has passed. 00:05:03
2.   Play with flash player And so I come to 'John'… 00:03:34
3.   Play with flash player And so my first day at Whittlesea began. 00:06:16
4.   Play with flash player Before the meetings, the Six Keepers… 00:05:01
5.   Play with flash player I did not know that on the evening… 00:06:34
6.   Play with flash player With the coming in of the month of May… 00:04:39
7.   Play with flash player Some days after this a great storm moved in… 00:04:59
8.   Play with flash player Recollected now, that day when I lost Danseuse… 00:05:53
9.   Play with flash player Two days later, Katherine was returned to Margaret Fell. 00:04:56
10.   Play with flash player When I woke the day we were to have dancing… 00:06:04
11.   Play with flash player That night in William Harvey… 00:05:41
12.   Play with flash player After that evening's meeting… 00:06:52


Disc 5

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player July came in… 00:05:53
2.   Play with flash player When I woke, on the morning after that first night… 00:06:37
3.   Play with flash player What I began that night… 00:04:01
4.   Play with flash player A coffin was made for Pearce that day… 00:04:01
5.   Play with flash player Towards midday of the 10th of September… 00:07:26
6.   Play with flash player That night, I did not sleep. 00:06:36
7.   Play with flash player The warm weather that had returned the previous day… 00:07:02
8.   Play with flash player It was only after several weeks of my wanderings… 00:06:35
9.   Play with flash player My birthday came again. 00:07:52
10.   Play with flash player As the astrologer had predicted… 00:04:17
11.   Play with flash player Then I began to give my orders… 00:05:11
12.   Play with flash player The baby was taken away by the midwife… 00:04:52


Disc 6

  Restoration (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the evening of that day… 00:05:08
2.   Play with flash player Some weeks passed… 00:06:46
3.   Play with flash player I can report to you that during this summer of 1666… 00:05:00
4.   Play with flash player I do not remember how many days passed… 00:05:44
5.   Play with flash player I begin to speak… 00:06:41
6.   Play with flash player No sooner had I said this… 00:03:52
7.   Play with flash player I stood still for a moment in the street… 00:05:04
8.   Play with flash player On the morning of Monday… 00:04:05
9.   Play with flash player I parted from him and Francis Elizabeth… 00:05:29
10.   Play with flash player I found two cold, airy rooms… 00:06:26
11.   Play with flash player So we trot down into Bidnold village… 00:05:51
12.   Play with flash player I am barefoot… 00:06:35
13.   Play with flash player The King gave a hoot of laughter… 00:04:32

Total Playing Time: 06:50:39






Author(s):
Tremain, Rose

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA697612

Barcode: 9789626349762

Release Date: 08/2009

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