A Book of Nonsense
Drawings and Poems by the Author of the "Gormenghast" Trilogy New edition
By (author) Mervyn Peake
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 DetailsISBN: 9780720611632
(186mm x 123mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, Hardback (February 2015)
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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.
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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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