Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Mervyn Peake's illustrations for the Rime of the Ancient Mariner are included in an exhibition at Dove Cottage, Grasmere. The exhibition opened on 22nd November 2006 and will remain for one year.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sample spreads from the Titus chapter of the new book

Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art

The new book has been well received by the first people to see it. One fan from the North East writes:
"It (the book) surely must now be classed as the definitive work illustrating Mervyn Peake's life and art, with the range of work lavishly presented, breathtaking."

Another admirer writes enthusiastically
'What a marvellous book, in every way. I was thrilled to see some of my favourite illustrations as well as exciting and unfamiliar ones. The whole book made me gulp with more and more admiration for a great artist."

On receiving their copy another reader well versed in the subject wrote "what a beautiful book, thank you so much".

Many of the letters and emails received following publication offer other enthusiastic expletives ranging from "gushing" to "cracking", and "beautiful" to "wonderful".

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