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.