The Pithy Pepys: 1660

Jake Mongler has created a new version of the first year of Pepys’ diary, 1660, aiming to make it more easily readable to modern ears. I asked Jake to describe it for us himself:

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Samuel Pepys colouring book

If you’re a fan of colouring books and you’re keen on Samuel Pepys (which seems a given) then you’ll probably like Several Fine Experiments in Colouring: Samuel Pepys Moste Laughable Discourses.

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Pepys' Brampton house for sale

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

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.