Mervyn Laurence Peake

Born 1911, China

Died 1968.

Educated at Tientsin Grammar School, Eltham College, Kent and the Royal Academy Schools.


  • Shapes and Sounds (1941, book of poems)
  • Rhymes Without Reason (1944)
  • Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (1945)
  • The Craft of the Lead Pencil (1946)
  • Titus Groan (1946)
  • Letters from a Lost Uncle (1948)
  • Gormenghast (1950)
  • Mr Pye (1953)
  • The Wit to Woo, a play (1957)
  • Titus Alone (1959)
  • The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb (1962)
  • The Ancient Mariner (illustrated)
  • Alice in Wonderland (illustrated)
  • Treasure Island (illustrated)
  • The Hunting of the Snark (illustrated)


  • Gormenghast (W.H. Heinemann Foundation Prize, 1950)
  • The Glassblowers (W.H. Heinemann Foundation Prize by the Royal Society of Literature, 1950)

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