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Pepys's London: Everyday Life in London 1650-1703 by [Porter, Stephen]
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A compelling, lively account' (BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE)

A fast-paced narrative with a real sense of history unfolding' (GILLIAN TINDALL.)

About the Author

Stephen Porter is an acknowledged expert on London's history. His other books include The Great Plague (‘An excellent introduction’ Sunday Telegraph), London: A History in Paintings & Illustrations ('Glorious... brings London vividly to life' Simon Jenkins) & Pepys's London ('A compelling, lively account' BBC History Magazine). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society. After twenty-five years living in the capital he now lives in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7297 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (15 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083VZY40
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Although this isn't the most scintillating read ever, it is well-researched and well-written - the number of sources alone gives comfort that the author is saving you from reading a whole host of source material in order to give you the best bits!

As with many historical references, it does have a tendency to "go on a bit" but all-in-all it's a good, informative read with interesting insight into how people lived in Restoration England and how and why London developed as it did. For me there is a little too much "political history" involved, but that's probably symptomatic of the times, rather than the author being at all dull. In the second half of the 17th Century, everything was political I suppose.

It took me nearly 2 years to read "the Diary" (a few pages a night at bed-time) and I sort of miss my nightly chat with the great man, so this certainly fills a void before I tackle "The Plots Against Pepys" in a few weeks' time ...
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A wonderful book but it is better to read it in paperback because the book has a wealth of wonderful illustratins which are easier to access in a book than in electronic form.
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Bought as a gift for an elderly relative who is interested in this period, and who asked me to find her a book about the 1700's. She hardly put it down from start to finish, and recommended it to her friends. She lives abroad and says that the places mentioned in the book remind her of a visit to London many years ago.
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A book that I will almost certainly read again.Brought London to life. Mr .Pepys and all around him
came to life,
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A first class read, you can really feel whatit must have been like in the 17th century.
Would recommend it to anyone interested in our history
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Absolutely fascinating from cover to cover but I would have appeciated a map showing the places Pepys mentioned in his Diary.
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A very interesting and informative book giving an insight to the troubled times and everyday life of 17th century London.
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