Just yesterday I read the sentence “Who remembers Samuel Pepys anymore?” in The New York Times (see ‘Samuel Pepys’: The Man Behind the Diaries
; thanks to ::: wood s lot :::).
Now all of a sudden Samuel Pepys is everywhere!
- On BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week starting next Monday (not the diaries, but Claire Tomalin’s new biography of Pepys).
- In the news at BBC NEWS | UK | ‘Why I turned Pepys’ diary into a weblog’.
- Serialized on the Internet for the next ten years as (appropriately) The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
You’ve got to admire Phil Gyford. How many people make New Year resolutions to last a decade?