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  • Phil Gyford
    Carteret and the King An epic piece by Jeannine Kerwin on the relationship between these two First paragraph: Sam s diary affords us the wonderful opportunity
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      Carteret and the King

      An epic piece by Jeannine Kerwin on the relationship between these two

      First paragraph:

      Sam's diary affords us the wonderful opportunity to see his world and
      view the individuals surrounding him through his eyes. The men and
      women that he writes of have been uniquely recorded and preserved for
      prosperity. Years before Sam kept his diary, on a small island that
      lies between England and France, another diarist, the Jersey born,
      Jean Chevalier, kept a diary of his own. In the book, 'Jean Chevalier
      and His Times' the author Arthur Charles Saunders tells us that
      Chevalier was the "Pepys" of the island, and that "self", which is so
      significant in Sam's diary, is very minor in this diary. Quite like
      Sam, Chevalier was very interested in "his fellow men and, as
      incident followed incident during those eight troublous years 1643 -
      1651" (Saunders, p. 13.) he recorded the details:

      Read more:
      http://www.pepysdiary.com/indepth/archive/2007/07/22/carteret_and_the_ki.php

      Thanks Jeannine!


      Phil



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      Phil Gyford
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