I’ve noticed a few articles about Pepys appearing recently:
The Royal Mint, who often produce special coins for special occasions, have produced a £2 coin to honour Samuel Pepys, 350 years after his last diary entry:
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:
Here are two occasions that the @samuelpepys Twitter account has featured in the media this year, both of which I missed until today.
A couple of months ago Everyman’s Library published a new abridged edition of The Diary of Samuel Pepys. It was compiled by Kate Loveman, who wrote Samuel Pepys and His Books, which Sue Nicholson reviewed for us in 2016.
The New York Times has a review of a piece of theatre about Pepys called 17c, by Big Dance Theatre, which also features this website and its readers.
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.
Viz comic has created a (Not Safe For Work) strip of the adventures of “Samuel L. Pepys” which readers may find amusing. I’m not sure the joke really sustains itself for twelve panels but still, worth a look!
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!