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    Nov 11, 2003 | 528 Pages

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    Dec 18, 2007 | 528 Pages

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Praise

“A magnificent triumph. . . . Absolutely stunning.” —The Atlantic Monthly

“Invaluable. . . . [Tomalin] not only brings [Pepys] back to vibrant life, but makes a powerful case that he’s more central, more ‘relevant,’ than we ever imagined.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A magisterial book [written] with an elegance and concision that few historians could match. . . . You have to love Samuel Pepys. He is us.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Exceptional. . . . Nuanced, moving. . . . A book teeming, like the diary, with clarity, momentum and great pleasure.” —Chicago Tribune

“Exemplary. . . . The perfect bookend to [Pepys’s] own rollicking self-portrait.” —The New York Times

“Fine and engrossing. . . . Tomalin possesses a particularly graceful and pleasing diction, a proper sense of measure, and a piquant willingness to express her own views.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Excellent. . . . Remarkable and sympathetic. . . . One is not likely to think of Pepys in the same way again.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A superb biography by a writer at the height of her powers.” —Whitbread Award Judges’ Citation

Awards

Whitbread Book of the Year WINNER 2002

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