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The Worlds of Mervyn Peake

The Worlds of Mervyn Peake

Tue 5 Jul 2011 - Sun 2 Oct 2011

Now open

Mervyn Peake (1911-68) is best known as the creator of Gormenghast, but he was also an accomplished painter, playwright, illustrator and poet. Using materials from the British Library’s collections, including the recently acquired Peake archive, this exhibition examines his achievements through the prism of the worlds he inhabited, both real and imagined.

In the Folio Society Gallery


New publications:

Peake's Progress (Book)

Peake's Progress (CD)


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Mervyn Peake archive album