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Sensitive, Seldom and Sad

Sensitive, Seldom and Sad by Mervyn Peake

Sensitive, Seldom and Sad are we,
As we wend our way to the sneezing sea,
With our hampers full of thistles and fronds… 115 more words


Mervyn Peake's 'Mr Pye' Review - Manifestation of Faith

‘Mr Pye comes to the Island of Sark with a mission, to convert the islanders into a crusading force for the undiluted goodness he feels within.’ 1,026 more words


Rediscovering Gormenghast: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

One of the pivotal reads of my life, and one which I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently in guest posts, was my first encounter at the age of 19 with the Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake. 1,619 more words

Entertaining goodness: Paul Sandby

The other day (while looking for something entirely different, in the usual way of things) I found myself browsing the many images by Paul Sandby… 421 more words


The Books That Built the Blogger with Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings!

This week on The Books That Built the Blogger, I’m delighted to welcome Karen from Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings! Her blog has long been one of my favourites, with a fantastic mix of classics, poetry and works in translation. 828 more words

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In the Gloaming

January 1

The train thrashes west towards Wales. Shell-shocked daylight dusts the silver skies, still fragile after New Year’s fireworks. Greener than envy, the fields are bookmarked with hedgerows and trenches. 396 more words

Titus Awakes

Read 13/12/2016-17/12/2016

Rating: 2.5 stars

Read for The Reader’s Room Winter Challenge

This is the fourth Gormenghast book. Peake died after completing only three of his series, which has for a long time been thought of as a trilogy. 648 more words

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