A Book of Nonsense

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Owen, 1972 - Poetry - 88 pages
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A collection of illustrated nonsensical poems from the celebrated author and illustrator of the "Gormenghast Trilogy."

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Introduction by Maeve Gilmore
Little Spider
Come Break the News to Me Sweet Horse

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About the author (1972)

Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911-1968) was born and raised in China until the age of eleven. He went on to study at the Royal Academy School in London, where he developed as an artist, designer, and writer. He worked as an artist on the island of Sark for several years and returned to London to hold several exhibitions. During World War II he suffered a nervous breakdown and was invalided out of the army, but he became a war artist for The Leader. He also published illustrated verse and short stories for children, plays, short stories, and novels.

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