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PRIVATE LIFE OF THE DIARY: FROM PEPYS TO TWEETS, THE

Synopsis

In this elegantly-told story of the evolution - and perhaps death - of the diary, Sally Bayley explores how diaries record our lives as we live them. She traces the origins from 17th-century naval administrator, Samuel Pepys, and continues to 20th-century diarist Virginia Woolf. And how, in this age of social media, the role of the diary as a private confidante has been replaced by a culture of public self-disclosure.