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    Samuel Pepys(Author) John Evelyn(Author) Guy de la Bedoyere(Editor)

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Pepys and Evelyn first came to know each other during the Second Dutch War (1664-7) when, while the Plague decimated the London they both loved, they were preoccupied with the business of sick and wounded seamen. Nearly 40 years later they were still corresponding, but now exchanging details of remedies for the afflictions of old age. Their friendship, and their relations with others, as recorded in their famous diaries and letters, provide an exceptional opportunity to experience life at the heart of Restoration England and the late-17th century. This volume contains every letter which could be located. The full text is transcribed and annotated, and editorial problems are discussed. Many details of the lives and friendship of Pepys and Evelyn emerge which go unmentioned, or are barely alluded to, in the diaries.

Mutual affection shines through. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • By Simon P. Howes on 7 May 2008

    I'm sure these immensely huge historical individuals exchanged lively conversations in person but their correspondance - or that published here - is numbingly dull. A real disappointment considering the detail and disclosures recorded in Pepy's diary (but then I suppose not, if you read Evelyn's...)


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