Book of Nonsense by Mervyn Peake
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Book of Nonsense
By Mervyn Peake

A Book of Nonsense

Drawings and Poems by the Author of the "Gormenghast" Trilogy New edition

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Book of Nonsense by Mervyn Peake

Book Description

'I can be quite obscure and practically marzipan.' From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Mervyn Peake's nonsense verse can, like marzipan, be enjoyed by young and old alike. This collection of writings and drawings has been selected by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, and it introduces a whole gallery of characters and creatures, such as the Dwarf of Battersea and Footfruit. Quirky and comical, occasionally alarming, but always magical.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720611632
ISBN-10: 0720611636
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 8mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Mervyn Peake

Craft of the Lead Pencil by Mervyn Peake Craft of the Lead Pencil, Hardback (August 2016)

Originally published in 1946, this little treatise on the simple art of pencil drawing is the perfect antidote to the myriad 'how-to' books that fill the bookshelves.

Ride a Cock Horse by Mervyn Peake Ride a Cock Horse, Hardback (February 2015)

An velegantly produced collection of classic nursery rhymes, accompanied by richly imaginative drawings by Mervyn Peake.

Titus Awakes by Mervyn Peake Titus Awakes, Paperback / softback (April 2013)

Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels are widely acknowledged to be classic works of high fantasy, on par with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Grimm's Household Tales by Mervyn Peake Grimm's Household Tales, Hardback (February 2012)

A new edition of Peake's illustrated Houshold Tales, originally published in 1946, and with the original colour illustrations for the first time since then.

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Author Biography - Mervyn Peake

MERVYN PEAKE was born in China in 1911 of medical missionary parents. He began to draw, paint and write stories at an early age. His first book of poems, Shapes and Sounds, was published in 1941. He is probably best known for his Titus novels - Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - but other well-known poetry collections include: The Glassblowers and The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb. He married Maeve Gilmore in 1937. He was awarded the W.H. Heinemann Foundation Prize by the Royal Society of Literature in 1950. Mervyn Peake died after a long illness in 1968.

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