Search Pepys's books
Random books from Pepys's library
Les Superbes by Jules Romains
A Time for Trolls: Fairy Tales from Norway by Peter Christen Asbjörnsen
Le temps de la guerre de Cent Ans (1328-1453) by Boris Bove
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Members with Pepys's books
Member gallery (2)
Site design selection
The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.
CollectionsYour library (250), To read (24), Currently reading (5), Favorites (27), Second-hand (50), Leatherbound (34), Folio Society (99), Facsimile (4), Limited edition (19), Dedicated (9), Signed (8), Loaned (2), Available for trade (6), Given (3), Neufchâteau (1), Praz-de-Lys (31), Liliane (1), All collections (288)
About meFrench, b.1952. Retired geophysicist. I like l'humour anglais, especially the Monty Python's—sorry for those who hate them.
About my libraryThanks to my subscription to The Folio Society from 2003 onward, I discovered classics I had never heard of before: like Elizabeth in Alan Bennett's novella, I am an opsimath. I almost never read books twice. (So why do I keep them?) There are so many works to discover, & I am such a slow reader that I am doomed to die facing a mountain of books I would have liked to read. (This last sentence influenced by my reading of The Anatomy of Melancholy. ;-) However, I do not buy too many books in advance.
Favorite authorsJames Boswell, Italo Calvino, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Anatole France, Edward Gibbon, Graham Greene, François Guizot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Pierre Loti, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Samuel Pepys, Georges Perec, Robert Pinget, Jules Romains, Jacques Roubaud, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceDec 5, 2006
Currently readingLatin Crosswords by Peter Jones
Most recent activity