The Journal of Mrs.Pepys

The Journal of Mrs.Pepys : Portrait of a Marriage

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The fictional journal of Elizabeth Pepys, wife of the diarist, Samuel. Their marriage, which was due to love, was marred only by their failure to have a child and their struggle to advance from poverty. Samuel begins to become successful, but their marriage nearly founders due to his infidelities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 265g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747257612
  • 9780747257615

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About Sara George

Sara George is a highly accomplished writer whose first novel, ACID DROP, won the CWA John Creasey Award in 1975. The daughter of the man who wrote DR STRANGELOVE, she was married for many years to Rowley Leigh, the celebrated chef and food writer..
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* 'I liked it a lot...Sara George has succeeded admirably in finding a voice - and a sweet, innocent but intelligent and warm voice it is - for one of the many women half-hidden from history by their dominant men-folk' Margaret Forster 'Sara George has created a wholly convincing Elizabeth Pepys in the pages of this fictional journal. Historically exact and psychologically perceptive, The Journal Of Mrs Pepys is a considerable achievement' Piers Paul Read; 'Her enthusiasm is infectious... she brings to Pepys's journals not only meticulous observation, but the lateral logic of a detective' The Times; 'An altogether enchanting novel... It sheds a brilliant beam into the dark interior of this 17th-century household and with compassion elegantly scripts a couple's most intimate moments' Scotland on Sunday
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138 ratings
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5 16% (22)
4 34% (47)
3 37% (51)
2 11% (15)
1 2% (3)
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