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Oct 21

Mervyn Peake Day

Founded by our own Kerstin Hall, this day aims to honor the English writer, poet and illustrator. Hall says that the day was founded because “he is really awesome and deserves a day” citing his depiction of gender and overall writing style. 28 more words



Oh dear oh dear… there is a call for papers on visuality and intermediacy in literature at Zurich University… deadline is 28th November, and I’m thinking about submitting something in the direction of the paper I am planning. 128 more words

Book Review: Titus Groan

So, so late with this review. The combination of moving to a new city, starting a new job and also getting very ill meant that I haven’t done much over the last few weeks apart from work and sleep. 345 more words

Book Reviews

Grey Evita Peron and Lillian Gish

Yo Doodlebugs   Shank’s again this morn, and off to Barnes wetlands.  Rubic and Uncle.  The weather is still holding good and the old current was laying a few Johnny Ray’s on the boulevards de Barnes. 212 more words

The Gormenghast Trilogy - a review

Overview: The trilogy is made up of ‘Titus Groan’, ‘Gormenghast’ and ‘Titus Alone’ and was written by Mervyn Peake in the mid-twentieth century. The novels chronicle the lives of the many and varied inhabitants of the vast, crumbling castle known as Gormenghast and although there are many stories, the books focus or at least revolve around the heir to the Gormenghast throne – Titus Groan. 656 more words


Ten books meme - multiple reading edition

OK, there’s this meme going, about the Ten Books of Your Life.
Like there was only ten books that important in my life.
And I was talking about this with my friend Claire – and she’s doing two lists of ten books, because she knows. 556 more words


James Holden: The mysteries of Mervyn Peake

Reading is by and large a solitary pastime (unless you’re in a bookgroup, but from experience even that doesn’t help if you’re the only one to have bothered to have read the book). 606 more words

James Holden