Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781913368289 Published July 2021 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $22.95 ISBN: 9781913368296 Will Publish August 2021

Walking Pepys’s London

Jacky Colliss Harvey

Walking Pepys’s London

Jacky Colliss Harvey

Distributed for Haus Publishing

220 pages | 5 maps | 4 x 8
Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781913368289 Published July 2021 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $22.95 ISBN: 9781913368296 Will Publish August 2021
Brings to life the world of Samuel Pepys with five walks through London.

Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth century's best-known diarist, walked around London for miles, chronicling these walks in his diary. He made the two-and-a-half-mile trek to Whitehall from his house near the Tower of London on an almost daily basis. These streets, where many of his professional conversations took place while walking, became for him an alternative to his office.

With Walking Pepys’s London, we come to know life in London from the pavement up and see its streets from the perspective of this renowned diarist. The city was a key character in Pepys’s life, and this book draws parallels between his experience of seventeenth-century London and the lives of Londoners today. Bringing together geography, biography, and history, Jacky Colliss Harvey reconstructs the sensory and emotional experience of Pepys’s time. Full of fascinating details, Walking Pepys’s London is a sensitive exploration into the places that made the greatest English diarist of all time.
 
Contents
Introduction 1
Author’s Note 17
Walk 1: From Westminster to the City 19
Walk 2: Through the City to Seething Lane 51
Walk 3: A Night Out with Mr Pepys 79
Walk 4: Along the River to Greenwich 109
Walk 5: A New Year’s Day Walk 141
Acknowledgements 165
Bibliography 167
Index 171
Digital Walking Routes 179
Review Quotes
Sunday Times
“Colliss Harvey has an eye for surprising details and a lovely way with description.”
The Telegraph
"Undaunted by the seedier aspects of the great diarist’s character, Jacky Colliss Harvey’s new walking guide to London invites us to step into Pepys’s shoes on five carefully plotted routes. . . . it cannot help but leave the reader with a profound sense of architectural loss."
The Last Word Book Review
"A stunning read hardback edition simply perfect for your pocket. . . The real beauty of this book is that you do not have to travel to London, from the comfort of your chair Jacky is your guide and there are maps that lead you along each walk."
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