Mervyn Peake

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The acclaimed author of the Gormenghast novels was also a talented artist. Compiled by Alison Eldred and Peake's eldest son Sebastian, and edited by his biographer Peter Winnington, this lavish volume reproduces many examples of his work, from illustrations and paintings to photos and scrapbook pages, while the accompanying essays cover such topics as Peake's upbringing as the son of a missionary in China; marriage and fatherhood; the creation of his literary works; and stage and television adaptations.

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Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake

The Man and His Art

Paperback216pp Illustrated277x228

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The acclaimed author of the Gormenghast novels was also a talented artist. Compiled by Alison Eldred and Peake's eldest son Sebastian, and edited by his biographer Peter Winnington, this lavish volume reproduces many examples of his work, from illustrations and paintings to photos and scrapbook pages, while the accompanying essays cover such topics as Peake's upbringing as the son of a missionary in China; marriage and fatherhood; the creation of his literary works; and stage and television adaptations.

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