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A Moving Reflection on Growing Old,
This review is from: Merivel: A Man of His Time (Paperback)
I found this a really satisfying read that developed a powerful cumulative effect as it went on. Readers of Restoration won't be disappointed by another picaresque plot, and Merivel is as charming as ever - but beneath the surface the story is a shrewd and warm hearted reflection on the foolishnesses, frustrations, ironies and misplaced hopes of growing old. Perhaps I felt this so strongly because I'm a similar age to the Merivel we meet in this book, but I was certainly deeply moved.