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- DescriptionSamuel Pepys achieved fame as a naval administrator, a friend and colleague of the powerful and learned, a figure of substance. But for nearly ten years he kept a private diary in which he recorded, with unparalleled openness and sensitivity to the turbulent world around him, exactly what it was like to be a young man in Restoration London. This diary lies at the heart of Claire Tomalin's biography. Yet the use she makes of it - and of other hitherto unexamined material - is startlingly fresh and original. Within and beyond the narrative of Pepys' extraordinary career, she explores his inner life - his relations with women, his fears and ambitions, his political shifts, his agonies and his delights.
- Author BiographyClaire Tomalin has worked in publishing and journalism all her life, becoming literary editor first of the New Statesman and then of the Sunday Times. She is the author of six highly acclaimed biographies and has won the Whitbread First Book Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the NCR Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography. Claire Tomalin lives in Camden Town, London with her husband Michael Frayn.
- PrizesWinner of Samuel Pepys Award 2003 and Whitbread Prize (Biography) 2002 and Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2002 and Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2002. Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2003 and BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2003.
- Author(s)Claire Tomalin
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication03/07/2003
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Out-of-print date28/08/2012
- Content Note24pp b&w illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index
- Weight395 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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