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About Samuel Pepys
Some people credit Samuel Pepys with using a code but in fact he was writing in Shelton's well-known shorthand. Occasionally he diverged into a mishmash of foreign words, to describe some of his more discreditable exploits, but his wife Elizabeth was unlikely to read his diary anyway.
Day after day, year after year; national events and matrimonial rows; as soon as you open his diary he's vividly there - unless he's out chasing a woman.
Restoration London by Liza Picard (Phoenix, 1998)
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin (Viking, 2002)
1700 - Scenes from London Life by Maureen Waller (Hodder and Stoughton, 2000)
The Shorter Pepys edited by Robert Latham (Penguin, 1993)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys edited by Linnet and Robert Latham (Harper Collins, 2000)
Samuel Pepys: A Life by Stephen Coote (Hodder and Sou)
Samuel Pepys and his World by Geoffrey Trease (Thames and Hudson, 1972)