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Mervyn Peake was a writer, artist, poet and playwright, best known for his gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy. This selection of works from Peake's Progress includes some of his most characteristic and memorable poems and short stories, from memories of the horrors of the concentration camps at Belsen to the fantastic wit of his nonsense poetry. The selection includes 'The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb', 'The Weird Journey', 'Mr Slaughterboard' and 'Danse Macabre'. It is read by Mervyn Peake's sons, Sebastian and Fabian Peake.

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    " A brilliant insight into Mervyn Peake and his art(s). Read it for "Boy in Darkness" and be mesmerized by everything else. "

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    " I haven't got all the way through but so far its the best thing..better than butter "

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About the Author
Author Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911–1968) was born and raised in China until the age of eleven. He went on to study at the Royal Academy School in London, where he developed as an artist, designer, and writer. He worked as an artist on the island of Sark for several years and returned to London to hold several exhibitions. During World War II he suffered a nervous breakdown and was invalided out of the army, but he became a war artist for The Leader. He also published illustrated verse and short stories for children, plays, short stories, and novels.