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Walking Pepys’s London

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Walking Pepys’s London

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Brings to life the world of Samuel Pepys with five walks through London.

Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth century's best-known diarist, walked around London for miles, chronicling these walks in his diary. He made the two-and-a-half-mile trek to Whitehall from his house near the Tower of London on an almost daily basis. These streets, where many of his professional conversations took place while walking, became for him an alternative to his office.

With Walking Pepys’s London, we come to know life in London from the pavement up and see its streets from the perspective of this renowned diarist. The city was a key character in Pepys’s life, and this book draws parallels between his experience of seventeenth-century London and the lives of Londoners today. Bringing together geography, biography, and history, Jacky Colliss Harvey reconstructs the sensory and emotional experience of Pepys’s time. Full of fascinating details, Walking Pepys’s London is a sensitive exploration into the places that made the greatest English diarist of all time.
 

Jacky Colliss Harvey is a writer and editor. She has worked in museum publishing for the past twenty years and is a commentator and reviewer who speaks on the arts and their relation to popular culture. She is the author of RED: A History of the Redhead and The Animal’s Companion.

ISBN: 9781913368289

ISBN-10: 9781913368289

Publisher: Haus Publishing

Publication Date: 07/28/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/28/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 220

Categories

History / Europe / Great Britain

Travel / Europe / Great Britain

Travel / Special Interest / Hikes & Walks

History / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)