New unabridged diary audiobook in 2015

Thursday 18th December 2014

Those of you who like audiobooks but have had to make do with abridged versions of Samuel Pepys’ diary will be pleased to hear about a new release from Naxos of the entire diary. Quite an undertaking!

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Pepys' Brampton house for sale

Tuesday 29th March 2011

The Telegraph has an article about the house in Brampton, Cambridgeshire, to which Sam hoped to retire, as it is up for sale. The article probably doesn’t contain much new to those of you who have been reading the diary, but it’s interesting to see a couple of pictures of the place.

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Pepys' Shows

Wednesday 19th January 2011

Last weekend, at Culture Hack Day in London, Matthew Somerville and Clare Lovell made Pepys’ Shows. It’s a very simple fun thing: it shows a quote from Pepys’ diary about a random play, with a link to the relevant play at Matthew’s site Theatricalia. Click “freshen anew” to see another one of Sam’s mini reviews. Very nice.



Talking about Pepys' on stage and on radio

Wednesday 15th December 2010

On Friday 18th February 2011 I’m going to be talking about Samuel Pepys and this website at The Story, a one-day conference in London about stories and storytelling. I haven’t spoken much in public about the site, so I’m looking forward to it, despite being in awe of some of the other speakers.

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The Winding Stair, a play

Monday 4th October 2010

For anyone within reach of Huntingdon, there’s a new play on at All Saints’ Church on 15th and 16th October which will probably be of interest to anyone reading this. Here’s the blurb from the flyer for The Winding Stair: The Rise and Rise of Edward Mountagu:

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Elizabeth Pepys and Charles II on the BBC

Monday 10th November 2003

A couple of people have pointed out that the (fictional) diary of Pepys’ wife, Elizabeth Pepys, is being serialised on BBC Radio 7. I’m not sure that you can listen to previous episodes, but if you check the schedule you can hopefully work out when others are broadcast. You can listen live on the site.

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Hear the life of Robert Hooke

Tuesday 30th September 2003

Roger Arbor writes: “Radio 4 is running this week excerpts from the life of Robert Hooke… later in the diary we will meet him, and Samuel writes of how impressed he was with him.”

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