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A Book of Nonsense - The Centenary Edition Paperback – Illustrated, 30 Jun 2011

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd; Third edition (30 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0720613612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0720613612
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 708,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Peake deserves a place among the eccentrics of the English tradition alongside Sterne, Blake, Lear, Carroll and Belloc. --Times Literary Supplement

He can try on the strangest clothes without losing his own strange identity . . . a genuinely haunted imagination which stamps everything he wrote or drew. --Guardian

He can try on the strangest clothes without losing his own strange identity . . . a genuinely haunted imagination which stamps everything he wrote or drew. --Guardian

About the Author

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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