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Mervyn Peake - Author

Mervyn Peake was born in 1911. He is perhaps most famous for the ‘Gormenghast’ trilogy which were published between 1946 and 1959 - Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone. He has also written a book for children, Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor and several volumes of poetry. He was also a gifted book illustrator. He died in 1968.

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Mr Pye
Mervyn Peake
November 2009 Guest Editor Geraldine McCaughrean on Mr Pye by MERVYN PEAKE Gormenghast towered over my teenage years: that dusty, crenellated castle-world built from the rubble of the author's crumbling intellect. But the Peake book that stays with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/12/1999
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The Gormenghast Trilogy (3 in 1)
Mervyn Peake
July 2010 Guest Editor Marcus Sedgwick explains why this book inspires him: "When I grew up a bit, my dad bought me a second hand copy of Gormenghast, the middle book in this trilogy, and somehow knowing I was going...
Lovereading Price: £14.40 - Saving £3.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/1999
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