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It's weird

Vampires, witches, warlocks, shapeshifters, mutants, silver toothed evil fairies ¬†– all the weird stuff. That’s just a short list of the characters that populate the books I’ve been reading lately. 1,315 more words


Gormless and gorm

Someone… and you know who you are! – someone mentioned ‘gormless’. It’s such a great word, it so perfectly captures in sound what it means! No wonder Mervyn Peake used it in his ‘Gormenghast Trilogy’ – Gormenghast Castle belonged to the Earl of Groan, and the books are full of wonderful and extraordinary names. 456 more words


Give me Gormenghast

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be around me lately you’ll know I’ve been in a dark mood (never at the library of course). I temper this¬†with methodical/psychotic organization, the… 333 more words


Mervyn Peake Awards 2016

The Mervyn Peake Awards 2016 were presented on Wednesday 6 July at the OXO Gallery, London. That’s on the South Bank (of the Thames), a short walk from Waterloo station. 302 more words


Two Superb Short Stories

Recently I’ve been enjoying lots of new series, such as Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series, the Death Note manga and lots and lots of Agatha Christie novels. 292 more words


Soul of Gormenghast

If ever he had harboured a conscience in his tough narrow breast he had by now dug out and flung away the awkward thing – flung it so far away that were he ever to need it again he could never find it.

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June Book Photo Challenge Day 13

In The Shadows

As soon as I read the prompt for today’s photograph, a character instantly popped into my head: Steerpike from Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy. 395 more words