THE JOURNAL OF MRS. PEPYS: Portrait of a Marriage

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31st December 1659
This is the last night of the year and I have sat here alone by the fire while my dear husband is out and about, and in thinking over how much has happened in the last twelve months I have resolved to keep a journal, and it will be private. I shall keep it hidden, and it will be mine alone and I shall say whatever I like. So that on days and nights like this it will be company of a sort...

So begins the journal of Elizabeth Pepys, wife of the celebrated diarist Samuel. Theirs is a love match, marred only by their failure to have a child and their struggle for advancement from a state of poverty. But Sam's star is rising and their prosperity increases, only for their relationship almost to founder because of his infidelities....

This is the story of a passionate, if pain-fraught marriage, of a gloriously rich and robust period in our history and a woman's passage through the defining years of her life in which her search to draw significance from her existence is punctuated by the everyday urgencies of living. At times jauntily acerbic, at others movingly elegiac, this is a portrait of a tumultuous relationship and era that, in its sharp-edged concerns and emotions, is utterly compelling.

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Critical Praise for The Journal of Mrs Pepys:

"Cunningly researched, and its charting of the ups and downs of marriage is compelling and often moving." --The Sunday Times

"[Sara George] brings to Pepys' journals not only meticulous observation, but the lateral logic of a detective." --The Times (of London)

"An altogether enchanting novel...It sheds a brilliant beam into the dark interior of this seventeenth-century household and with compassion elegantly scripts a couple's most intimate moments." --Scotland on Sunday

"A charming book, well written...exactly the book for a weekend's light reading." --Catholic Herald

"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 half hidden from history by their dominant menfolk." --Margaret Forster, author of Lady's Maid

About the Author:

Sara George is known for her novels of suspense, including the award-winning Acid Drop. The Journal of Mrs Pepys, is based closely on Samuel Pepys' diary as well as her extensive research into the period. She is the daughter of the author of Dr. Strangelove, Peter George. She lives with her daughter in Shepherds Bush, west London.

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Verlag: St. Martin's Press, New York, (1999)
ISBN 10: 0312205546 ISBN 13: 9780312205546
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Antiquariat Christoph Wilde
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Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999. 1. Auflage. 340, (2) S. Orig.-Pappband mit ill. Orig.-Umschlag. - Sehr guter Zustand innen und außen. Artikel-Nr. 041260

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