Monday, November 26, 2007

Mervyn Peake at the Illustrators' Show

From 28th November until Saturday 5th January 2008 an exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery; 8 -10 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6QB is showing several drawings by Mervyn Peake, with his illustrations to Bleak House prominently displayed in this impressive, beautifully laid-out show. This is image is of Mr Snagsby from Bleak House.

Call 020 7839 7551 for details.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


After some time in store the 1932 self-portrait (top) currently on loan to the National Portrait Gallery in London will again be on show very shortly. Rotation has meant that it has not been able to be seen for sometime.

The 1933 self-portrait (bottom) produced during the time Mervyn Peake lived on Sark in the Channel Islands is not on show currently but is able to be viewed at the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery by giving adequate notice.
Call the museum director to arrange for it to be made available, on 01481 726518

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An article in The Lady Magazine

An article will appear in The Lady magazine on the 11th December. Titled Mervyn Peake's World it will trace the way in which Mervyn Peake was influenced by events in his childhood, which are then passed on down through the generations by way of various talents.

The article ends by quoting from the final page of Gormenghast in which the countess addresses her son Titus who is preparing to leave his castle home.

'There is nowhere else, you will only tread a circle Titus Groan. There's not a road, not a track, but it will lead you home. For everything comes to Gormenghast'.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Titus Groan in Portuguese

Titus Groan will appear for the first time in Portuguese this month when Cha Das Cinco publish the novel to coincide with the Ferio do Livro de Lisboa, the Lisbon Book Fair.

Monday, November 05, 2007

BBC interview