Best known for his voluminous and meticulous diaries, Samuel Pepys left a wealth of papers and letters for posterity. This biography, said to rival the Diaries, contains information from Pepy’s unpublished manuscripts and unprinted passages of the Diary which fill out the story of Pepy’s life – as well as the stranger one of his marriage. Pepys witnessed – among other things – the Great Fire of London in 1666 and made a point of saving his expensive parmesan cheese by burying it in the garden.