Mervyn Peake

MERVYN PEAKE (1911–1968) was a poet, novelist and artist. He was born in China to parents who worked as missionaries and doctors. 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 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 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.


A Book Of Nonsense

A Book Of Nonsense

Currently out of print. Reprinting soon. Available to pre-order. ‘I can be quite obscure and ..

Boy In Darkness And Other Stories

Boy In Darkness And Other Stories

In cooperation with the Mervyn Peake Estate, Peter Owen has gathered together a selection of long ou..

Mervyn Peake: The Man And His Art

Mervyn Peake: The Man And His Art

A unique illustrated memoir of one of the most multi-talented artists of the twentieth century. Bes..

Mervyn Peake’s Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography

Mervyn Peake’s Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography

‘By far the best biography I’ve read of Peake, and closest to the reality that I perceived.’ – Micha..

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