The Joys of Excess. by Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

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  • ISBN 10 0241951127
  • ISBN 13 9780241951125
  • Published Apr 01 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 96
  • Language English
  • Publisher Penguin Books

Publishers Text

As well as being the most celebrated diarist of all time, Samuel Pepys was also a hearty drinker, eater and connoisseur of epicurean delights, who indulged in every pleasure seventeenth-century London had to offer. Whether he is feasting on barrels of oysters, braces of carps, larks' tongues and copious amounts of wine, merrymaking in taverns until the early hours, attending formal dinners with lords and ladies or entertaining guests at home with his young wife, these irresistible selections from Pepys' diaries provide a frank, high-spirited and vivid picture of the joys of over-indulgence - and the side-effects afterwards.

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