Recommended in the latest edition of The London Review of Books, dated 25th January, is the current Methuen hardback edition of The Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Describing Lewis Carroll's nonsense poet as 'the greatest in the English language, a mock-epic masterpiece of deadly serious silliness' it goes on to describe the illustrations as being 'beautifully reproduced, with a selection of previously unpublished working sketches'.
Good to see that the front cover of the Hebrew translation of Titus Groan, which Babel Publishers of Tel Aviv have just brought out, have used Mervyn Peake's own drawing for the first edition which was published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1946.
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the energy and detail which Sebastian used to keep us up-to-date with any news of his father's work, particularly during the centenary year, 2011.
His sudden death has been a great shock to his friends and family but the promotion of his father's work will continue under the guidance of his brother and sister, Fabian and Clare.
I worked with Sebastian on the blog and will continue to add details of events and new publications as well as any other news when it becomes available.