Diaries have been my lifelong passion. I have kept a diary since I was a boy – I was involved in finding a permanent home for the Great Diary Project – and my BBC Radio 3 documentary of Samuel Pepys and his love of music was described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘radio documentary at its best’. Another documentary, ‘Looking for the Lennon diaries’, was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and remains a work in progress.

If you have an unpublished diary which you would like to add to the Day Books online archive, please contact me by email: lives@day-books.com

Diary and pen

The Great War diary of Cuthbert Peerless (1892-1917)

Thornborough cottage

The diary of Elizabeth Anne Harries of St Mawes (1823-1911)

William George Hall

The diary of William George Hall (1858–1913)