[pepysdiary] Re: Happy New Year
- Hi Roger,
There's a page about biographies of Pepys in the Encyclopedia which
you might find useful: http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/2430.php
I know very little about Ackroyd and Schama, but maybe others here
I'm glad you like the site and I hope you continue to do so over the
At 02:57 +0000 2008-01-07, falstaff3456 wrote:
>I am a teacher in Massachusetts, and I discovered your Pepys Diary
>several years ago, if memory serves me correctly, while performing
>research for the novel I am writing, "The Barrister's Daughter," a
>historical novel for young adolescents that takes place in London
>about 90 years after Pepys' death. I am now in the habit of visiting
>the site nearly every day. I think it is a wonderful place explore,
>extremely user-friendly, and attractively laid out.
>I am not surprised by the statistics that you shared in this thread
>about the number of people who visit the site every day. Pepys is a
>I have not had time to explore the threads in this discussion group,
>but I feel confident that I will meet others who share my interest in
>English history. I am eager to discuss the subject matter and learn
>what people have say about the current research on the topic. In
>particular, I'd like to know what biographies on Pepys are
>Furthermore, I'm interested to learn how the biographers Peter
>Ackroyd and Simon Schama are perceived by members of this group. I
>have greatly enjoyed the work of both of these men on English history.
>Anyway, I hope you can forgive my American spelling and know that I
>am very grateful for the hardwork that you've done creating the Web
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:
>> I just posted an article on my personal site hopefully encouraging
>> some new readers to give Pepys a try:
>> I doubt we'll see a flood, but every little helps :)
>> In lieu of the article I keep promising on the Pepys site's
>> statistics, this one features a summary:
>> * In the past month: 58,971 visits (31,803 unique), 141,122
>> * 2,025 subscribers to the RSS feed of diary entries.
>> * 6,598 annotations posted by users explaining Encyclopedia
>> * 37,503 annotations posted to daily diary entries (around
>> 10-30 every day).
>> Happy New Year!
>> Phil Gyford
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