Occasionally over the past year or two people have mentioned to me that the @SamuelPepys Twitter account features in a live show by the British comedian Bill Bailey. Last week I was finally able to watch the show – Larks in Transit – as it’s currently available on BBC iPlayer for the next year.
I recently mentioned an interview with me about this site in the Samuel Pepys Club newsletter. Although the newsletter is only available to members the interviewer and club secretary, Lucie Skeaping, has kindly offered the full interview to read for anyone interested.
The end of the diary got a few mentions in the on- and offline media, and here’s a brief summary of it. I didn’t go looking for publicity because, although it feels like a big event, there didn’t seem much point attracting lots of new readers to the site just as it ends!
Last weekend this site was mentioned briefly on the Click programme on the BBC News channel. It’s been repeated during the week and I recorded one of the broadcasts. Here’s the brief segment that tries its best to make a website full of text look as televisual as possible:
The second half of this article about Pepys on the Indian website Business Standard discusses this site:
The site has been mentioned favourably a few times in the press recently, mainly due to its inclusion in Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks from the Wild Web by Sarah Boxer (Amazon US, UK). Here’s a quick summary for those who are interested.
First of all a big “thank you” to those of you who voted for Pepys’ Diary in the 2007 Weblog Awards for Best Literature Blog. It was a close-run thing toward the end. The day before voting closed we were 3-400 votes behind Neil Gaiman’s Journal but on the final day we’d caught up and got nearly 100 votes ahead. So thanks to all of you who made the effort, and particularly those of you who emailed many more people asking for their support (and thanks to all the friends and colleagues of mine who voted and encouraged others to take part too).