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The Sunday Books

The Sunday Books

This beautifully illustrated hardback is a unique gift to Peake fans everywhere

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ISBN 9780715641712
Barcode 9780715641712
Published 1 December 2011 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Peake, Mervyn
By Moorcock, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780715641712
ISBN-10 0715641719
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publication Date 1 December 2011
International Publication Date 7 July 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Peake, Mervyn
By Moorcock, Michael
Category Drawing & Drawings
Individual Artists
Fantasy Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 616g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Ship captains - Fiction, Pirates - Fiction, Ship captains, Peake, Mervyn
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 238603

Description of this Book

Every Sunday on the Isle of Sark, Mervyn Peake would tell his children stories about pirates, shipwrecks and the Wild West. He illustrated his spontaneous stories with delightfully vivid drawings of the characters in his tales, but never set down words to go with them. Now, decades after Peake's death, world-renowned fantasy writer (and friend of the Peakes) Michael Moorcock has written verses to go with Peake's drawings. The result of this star collaboration - by turns funny, surprising and haunting - is accompanied by an illuminating and touching introduction by Moorcock. Duckworth is publishing The Sunday Books to mark the centenary of Peake's birth, which will be commemorated around the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It is a match made in fantasy heaven: legendary genre author Michael Moorcock has written a series of verses to go with illustrations drawn by the late Gormenghast creator Mervyn Peake to entertain his children The Guardian [Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience C.S. Lewis [Michael Moorcock] is the master storyteller of our time Angela Carter

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Author's Bio

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a playwright, painter, poet, illustrator, short-story writer and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast Trilogy (Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone). Michael Moorcock is the author of numerous novels including the acclaimed Elric and Jerry Cornelius series. He has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, and British Science Fiction awards.

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