Sunday, February 26, 2012

In The Guardian, 24th February 2012

John Mullan, on ten of the best owls.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Andrea Clarke's choice in today's Observer

Taken from the new British Library publication, Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance, a letter written by my father to my mother, Maeve Gilmore, as published in today's Observer.

And in another review in The Economist it suggests that, '...the pen is mightier (or at least more seductive) than the txt. Rare are those' it continues, 'who pick up (as Mervyn Peake did) a pen to declare I am in love'.

British Library edition of Household Tales

The beautiful new British Library edition of Household Tales by the Brother's Grimm, brings back to sparkling life the 1946 edition in which my father's illustrations to the classic first appeared.

Writing in the introduction to the publication, Sarah Waters suggests that... 'Peake's essentially Gothic imagination made him an ideal interpreter of the stories collected by the Grimms'.... and that 'Peake's art brings these stories to life in all their power, strangeness and beauty. For me', she continues 'the Grimm's tales will always be at their best when accompanied by the pictures of Mervyn Peake'.