Entertaining Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift
Publication Date: September 12, 2019
Hachette Book Group
eBook. Paperback, Audiobook; 400 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
'A remarkably beguiling read. It transported me to the glitter and filth of seventeenth century London' - Martine Bailey, author of The Almanack
'The fusion of historical facts and fiction is so flawless that it is hard to know where reality ends and fiction begins' - Readers Favourite Review
Praise for the Pepys Trilogy'Swift is a consummate historical novelist, basing her books on immaculate research and then filling the gaps between real events and real people with eloquent storytelling, atmospheric scene setting and imaginative plot lines' - The Visitor 'A novel that transports readers with astonishing and engrossing detail' - Readers Favorite 5* 'Pepys and his world spring to vibrant life… Gripping, revealing and stunningly imagined' -Lancashire Evening Post
I must say, I've never read a book quite like this one before! When I seen it, I knew I had to give it a try!! I wasn't disappointed! Very entertaining and it will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next! This is one of those books that will leave you thinking about it long after it finished.
This is a new to me author and her style of writing is certainly unique. She's certainly the storyteller!
Delightful plot with wonderful characters I love how Deborah brings them to life for us. I have to admit I did learn at lot like the London fire. I never knew that happened. Almost sort of reminds me of the Great Chicago Fire that Lady O'Leary's cow knocked over the lantern in the barn that night. Hard to believe such a small thing can cause a huge disaster isn't it? I have had theater experience before but I was in the orchestra part of it. We were doing the background part of it. But, it was still a joy because I still got to hear the people on the stage act out their parts. Although I'm pretty sure that today's theater is a lot different in the 1660's.I never knew that there was a Great Fire of London. You know, this author writes this scene so well that I could actually hear the roar of the fire as it rages through London and see the people trying to escape with their lives. Reminds me of the Great Chicago fire when Lady O' Learys cow knocked over the lantern.But I did know of the Plaugue.People are funny creatures. It's amazing to me that fear can control our emotions that we otherwise wouldn't do. Especially towards someone that is different or has different beliefs.Fear is the work of Satan. He loves to control what we say and do even if it hurts the other person. Yes, I'm guilty of it as well.It also amazes me how blind we truly are to God's blessing. How quickly they can disappear in a poof. Just like that. I hate it that it took something disastrous to open people's eyes to make them see in what was before them.This works even in today's world. Take 9/11 for example. It's a shame that it take something like this to make us all come together for a while and then we go right back to our old selves.Wake up people and what is before you!! Take each day as it comes and praise God for each new day and last of all dont be greedy!! Count the many blessing He has given you!! For there will come a time when there will be no more!! Jesus is coming. Are you ready? I know I am!!How cool it would be to see Mr. Pepys collection of original books and diarys!!! He surely must've been a fascinating person!!I must say I've learned quite a few things while reading this book.I especially loved the author's note at the end of the story!! I learned a lot out of that as well.The book was quite entertaining so in thought it was properly named lol!!My thanks to Virtual tours for a copy of this book and no compensations were received and all opinions are my own!!!!