Coincidentally, I worked on the website that promotes the book: http://www.pepysrd.com/
To save anyone here the bother, there is nothing in the book, or website, that is remotely connected to Pepys, other than the street name!
On 16 Jul, 2012, at 04:38, terry foreman wrote:
In the eventful year the novel [“Capital”] spans, the residents of Pepys Road stagger from one trial to another and the postcard onslaught increases in frequency and nastiness, bringing with it fears that the campaign might sink everyone’s property values . . . and might have a link to Islamoterrorism. Even as the homeowners find it increasingly ludicrous that anyone would covet their precarious security, a mood of suspicion mounts. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/books/review/capital-a-novel-by-john-lanchester.html?pagewanted=all