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Dr Kate Loveman interviews author Deborah Swift

As part of her current research project, Reimagining the Restoration: Samuel Pepys’s Diary and popular history for the 21st Century, Dr Kate Loveman has interviewed two authors: Catherine Johnson author of historical novels for young adults and children, set between 1660 and 1832, and Deborah Swift, author of novels including three based on women featured in Pepys’ diary, Pleasing Mr Pepys (2017), A Plague on Mr Pepys (2018), and Entertaining Mr Pepys (2019).

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'Samuel Pepys and His Books' out in paperback

You may remember our review a few years ago of Kate Loveman’s book Samuel Pepys and His Books. The only problem with the book at the time was the very high cost, £81. Today the paperback has been released and, while it’s not cheap, it’s cheaper at £30.

I think this is only available in the UK, as I can’t see it on Do post in the comments if you find it available elsewhere.

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Diary entries by email service changing

For years it’s been possible to receive “today’s” diary entry by email through the Feedburner service. That service is ending the email feature and so I’m changing how the emails work.

If you wish to continue receiving diary entries by email you must subscribe to the new group by the end of April 2021. After this emails will not be sent by the existing Feedburner-powered service.

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