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History of Libraries Seminar: London Library Walk : Samuel Pepys: Book Hunting in Restoration London
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Samuel Pepys is today most widely known for the fascinating diary he kept between 1660 and 1669. This new walk focuses on what this record tells us about Pepys’s relationship with books, and the people, businesses and institutions of London that helped him form a library like no other.

When: Tuesday 14 May 2019
5.30 pm
Where: St. Bride's Church - meeting point
St. Bride's Church
Fleet Street
London, Greater London  EC4Y 8AU
United Kingdom
Presenter: Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd)
Contact: Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd)

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Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd) will guide you through the streets and alleyways of the City that Samuel Pepys knew so well. You will hear about this Londoner’s remarkable life, his adventures with print and those most closely associated with his collecting.

Please be prepared for plenty of walking, and Pepys’s colourful language.

The walk will commence from the entrance gate of St Bride's Church and finish approximately 90 minutes later near Tower Hill.  This event is open to all, so early booking is recommended. Tickets are £10 each.


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