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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.

©2011 The Estate of Mervyn Peake (P)2011 The British Library Board

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I love the work of Mervyn Peake! Gormenghast has always been my home away from home in the imaginary sense, It and the Castle of Lord Juss in Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros. The stories and poems contained herein as the smallest sample...the merest soupcon of this genius' wide ranging work and the readings are by his sons. You can't get closer to having the Master tell you his tales and sing you his songs than THAT!!!

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