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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Synopsis
Claire Tomlin reads her biography of Samuel Pepys, the Fleet Street tailor’s son who made himself rich and powerful, an MP and advisor to royalty. She also traces his relations with many women, from countesses to servant girls, in a biography that is funny, moving and as candid as Pepys himself. Above all she concentrates on his diary, which he kept for less than ten years of his long life, in which he wrote with astonishing candour about the life he saw around him in London in the 1660s, and about his private desires and ambitions.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Subjects
History; Literature
Keywords
history of the 17th century; social history; Pepys, Samuel

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
Cassette
Price
£11.06 + VAT
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Penguin Audiobooks

Email
audio@penguin.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7010 3067
Fax
020 7010 6695
Address
80 Strand
London
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