Friday, January 27, 2006

Mervyn Peake - Two Lives

Vintage Books are reissuing Mervyn Peake - Two Lives, my own and my mother's autobiographies, with copies available from February. The new ISBN number will be 0099282860

The current edition is still available on Amazon by following this link

Talk at the Manchester Literary Festival

I will be giving a talk at The Manchester Literary Festival on Sunday 15th October. As the City Art Gallery has one of my father's Glassblowers oil paintings, the illustrated talk and the painting will provide two Mervyn Peake events in the same place.

Other talks:
The Bath Literary Festival
6th March 2006 - for information visit
To book tickets, call the Bath Festivals Box Office on 01225 463362 or email the box office

Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival
Tuesday 30th May 2006 at 11.30am

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

60th Anniversary of Titus Groan

To mark the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of Mervyn Peake's imaginatitive masterpiece, Titus Groan, Random House have published three brand new editions of the classic trilogy.

To compliment the new editions, Random House will be supporting Sebastian Peake's tour of the literary festivals this year, click here for dates and locations of the new talks.

Buy Titus Groan

Buy Gormenghast

Titus Alone

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Titus Groan published in Portuguese

Edicoes Saida de Emergencia, a well established Portuguese publisher, will be bringing out Titus Groan followed later by the other two novels in the trilogy.

Amsterdam Literary Festival talk

I will be giving a talk on the life and work of my Father, Mervyn Peake, at the Amsterdam Literary Festival on Saturday 20th May. Click here for details.