Mervyn Peake

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Dame Phyllida Barlow obituary
British sculptor determined to turn convention on its head to create vast, uncontainable works of art

Charles Darwent

13, Mar, 2023 @6:12 PM

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Top 10 forests in fiction | Zoe Gilbert
Daphne du Maurier, Mervyn Peake and Angela Carter are among the authors enchanted by these shadowy borderlands of civilisation

Zoe Gilbert

15, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Maeve Gilmore’s art: out from the shadows | Editorial
Editorial: Cliches about the toll of domesticity on creativity undermine the achievements of this brilliant woman – and others like her


15, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Mervyn Peake 'visual archive' acquired by British Library
Library says illustrations, beginning when he was seven and continuing through his life as a novelist and illustrator, show he was one of the great ‘writer-artists’

Alison Flood

15, Jul, 2020 @2:54 PM

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Neil Gaiman to produce Gormenghast adaptation for TV
Author set to adapt Mervyn Peake’s gothic fantasy series for TV, after years of talks

Alison Flood

04, Apr, 2018 @2:15 PM

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Baddies in books: Steerpike, the great manipulator
Mervyn Peake’s calculating and ghoulish shape-shifter fascinates readers and drives the plot of the Gormenghast series

Kate Wilkinson

24, Feb, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Which is your favourite classic book?
As we approach a million followers on Twitter, we’re celebrating with a series on our favourite books. Yesterday we revelled in our earliest reading memories, so today we’ve moved on to classics

Marta Bausells

05, Feb, 2015 @6:10 PM

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From Gatsby to Darcy: the top 10 liars in fiction
Nick Lake, author of There Will be Lies, selects his favourite fictional tricksters and tellers of untruths in books

Nick Lake

29, Jan, 2015 @8:00 AM

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What makes Gormenghast a masterpiece? | Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick: Mervyn Peake's gothic fantasy has never matched the success of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Maybe it's just too good

Marcus Sedgwick

16, Aug, 2014 @12:59 PM

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Helen Grant's top 10 atmospheric locations

Location, location, location… The author of the Forbidden Spaces trilogy picks the best books with settings that are strikingly brought to life

Helen Grant

10, Jul, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Philip Hensher: The importance of place in fiction
It's often the setting of a novel that comes to mind for Philip Hensher rather than plot or character

Philip Hensher

17, May, 2013 @3:00 PM

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John Mullan's ten of the best: owls

From Ovid to Rowling, from Wordsworth to Highsmith, the owl is never far away

John Mullan

24, Feb, 2012 @10:55 PM

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