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Samuel Pepys: Lust for Glory [Kindle Edition]

Alistair Coleman
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Book Description

On 1st January 1660, a humble government clerk called Samuel Pepys, the son of a London tailor, started a diary. He wrote candidly about his life, his work, the complex politics of the time, his wife Elizabeth, and his many affairs.

Then, for reasons lost down the years, the original diary was edited, censored, bowdlerised until it was nothing but a mere shell of the original work.

Now, after literally minutes of research, we present the first fragment of Pepys's orginal work, restored to its bawdy glory, telling the true story of the restoration of the monarch under King Charles II, and the part played by a small dog called Lucy Minogue.

Or, a work of comedy fiction based on (almost) true events at a tumultuous point in England's history. You decide.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 309 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bowfell Publishing Ltd; Second edition edition (13 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007K8VOWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lust for Glory, Lust For Knowledge 15 Mar. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Samuel Pepys, Lust for Glory is a revealing look at the life of Britain's foremost diarist.
Using recently discovered texts to re-evaluate the writing of Pepys in his own words, Coleman expands on an aspect of Pepys life which is hinted at, yet rarely revealed in the current offerings.

This concise and intelligent look at the famous man's life, complete with historical and societal footnotes, will be a boon to scholar and tutor alike.
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Okay, it's not literally the only historical document you'll ever need. Nor is it, strictly speaking, a historical document (except that it is, of course, having been written in the past and not, for example, live while you read).

So actually, it really IS literally the only historical document you'll ever need.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Well disguised prequel to the first book 20 Mar. 2012
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I've read the first one and been waiting ages for the sequel to come out. Finally, it's here and it's not even that - just a badly re-edited version of the first book with some tits'n'arse to bump up the reader numbers. However, that doesn't detract from the story or plot - if anything, it's better than the first. However, Mr Pepys has stuck to his fantasy setting, inventing outlandish characters and 'historic' details to try and jazz things up. It's all right, although I did prefer 'The secret diary of adrian mole aged 13 3/4' - much more realistic.
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