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Pepys Diary

A fantastic new website is putting Pepys Diary on the net in the form of a blog, posting it on a day by day basis.
The really clever part of this proposition (which might take ten years to complete at a day by day rate) is that readers can annotate the entries themselves to help others understand what’s going on.
I went out and got an el-cheapo Wordsworth Classic copy of his concise diaries yesterday so that I can get properly up to speed. Last night Claire Tomalin’s biographpy won the Whitbread Book Award – I must get around to listening to my recording of Radio 4’s reading of this book.