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Added to Ruth’s Gormenghast leg today 🖤 and also last time’s healed bit. Done at @sangbleutattoolondon .
🇬🇧Space available in London in August.
🇫🇷Paris 24-28 july *FULL*
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Mervyn Peake 🌊
New book for our collection. A well-worn volume, it smells of vanillin and has a sun-bleached line across the cover, though the binding is sound.
#oldbooks #bibliophile #questforsita #epic #mervynpeake
<SOLD> The first book in the Gormenghast trilogy in a nicely understated cover is now in the shop.
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OMG!! #me and my #brother around #1988 or #1989  #oldphotos #nostalgia
It’s been a while since I read this, but I feel like I should, as we’re off to Sark in August. Mr Pye is set on Sark, just in case you were wondering! Written by the marvellous Mervin Peake. I’m a big fan! #mrpye #mervynpeake #angel #devil #sark #channelislands #fantasy #fantastical #bad #goid #dark #light #evil #funny #classic
Figures at Open Window
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This is the earliest painting of Maeve’s that I own. The world was at the beginning precipice of war and Maeve was pregnant with her first child. Her life with Mervyn as a carefree artist was about to end. -
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‘The dream had given way to reality. It was a soldier’s world, no longer a world of words and paint. Words and paint were an interlude.’
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#maevegilmore #britishart

#maevegilmore #mervynpeake #artist #britishartist #londonartist #portrait #womeninthearts #familycollection #midcenturymodern #timesup #artistsoninstagram #art #modernbritishart #modernart #modernism  #londonart #privatecollection #postwarbritishart #britishart
Figures at Open Window 1940 . This is the earliest painting of Maeve’s that I own. The world was at the beginning precipice of war and Maeve was pregnant with her first child. Her life with Mervyn as a carefree artist was about to end. - - From Maeve’s memoir ‘A World Away’: - - ‘The dream had given way to reality. It was a soldier’s world, no longer a world of words and paint. Words and paint were an interlude.’ . . . . . . #maevegilmore  #britishart  #maevegilmore  #mervynpeake  #artist  #britishartist  #londonartist  #portrait  #womeninthearts  #familycollection  #midcenturymodern  #timesup  #artistsoninstagram  #art  #modernbritishart  #modernart  #modernism  #londonart  #privatecollection  #postwarbritishart  #britishart 
His white devil. _________ another from the Mervyn Peake poem The Modelles____________ In this, the vast absorption, burns the angel. _________strange among rowdy gods, that break the air_____ Of now, with treacherous eyes and bloody hair_______  Is clay, his medium, his miracle _________ Of plastic birth, his lover, his white devil,_____ His world of silver flesh; the one his hands_____ Nurture in silence while the tocsin sounds_________And Europe loads the gun-gray bird for evil. —- #mervynpeake  #mervynpeakepoem  #porcelain #blackandwhite  #whiteandblack  #thrown #thrownandcut  #thrownandaltered  #madebyhand  #ceramic  #cut #dishonestpots  #contemporarypottery  #contemporaryceramics  #contemporarycraft  #sculpturalceramics  #studiopottery  #keramics  #inspiredbywords #retrospective
His white devil. _________ another from the Mervyn Peake poem The Modelles____________ In this, the vast absorption, burns the angel. _________strange among rowdy gods, that break the air_____ Of now, with treacherous eyes and bloody hair_______ Is clay, his medium, his miracle _________ Of plastic birth, his lover, his white devil,_____ His world of silver flesh; the one his hands_____ Nurture in silence while the tocsin sounds_________And Europe loads the gun-gray bird for evil. —- #mervynpeake  #mervynpeakepoem  #porcelain  #blackandwhite  #whiteandblack  #thrown  #thrownandcut  #thrownandaltered  #madebyhand  #ceramic  #cut  #dishonestpots  #contemporarypottery  #contemporaryceramics  #contemporarycraft  #sculpturalceramics  #studiopottery  #keramics  #inspiredbywords  #retrospective 
Fuchsia is one of my many favourite plants. 
Coincidentally Fuchsia is also the name of one of my favourite fictional characters: Lady Fuchsia Groan 🌸 From the beautiful Gormenghast trilogy. 
#fuchsia #floweraesthetic #flowers #plants #naturephotography #naturephoto #nature #pottedplants #outdoors #gardening #literature #gormenghast #mervynpeake #fuchsiagroan #fuchsiapink #pink #pinkaesthetic #beautiful #aesthetic #outsidephotography #photography #flowerwitch
Fuchsia is one of my many favourite plants. Coincidentally Fuchsia is also the name of one of my favourite fictional characters: Lady Fuchsia Groan 🌸 From the beautiful Gormenghast trilogy. #fuchsia  #floweraesthetic  #flowers  #plants  #naturephotography  #naturephoto  #nature  #pottedplants  #outdoors  #gardening  #literature  #gormenghast  #mervynpeake  #fuchsiagroan  #fuchsiapink  #pink  #pinkaesthetic  #beautiful  #aesthetic  #outsidephotography  #photography  #flowerwitch 
Would be hard to find better art than Pepper covers and Peake illustrations for these beautiful Ballantine Gormenghast Editions! Up for grabs now! #bobpepper #mervynpeake #gormenghast #collectiblesciencefiction #csfbooks
A secret... Peake's Gormenghast books have affected me more than any other literature. Including Moby-Dick. I've read the first two a dozen times, but only read Titus Alone one and a half times. I need an illustration project to center me and focus me again, and I think it's time for a reassessment of this book. Stay tuned. #mervynpeake #gormenghast #titusgroan #titusalone
A secret... Peake's Gormenghast books have affected me more than any other literature. Including Moby-Dick. I've read the first two a dozen times, but only read Titus Alone one and a half times. I need an illustration project to center me and focus me again, and I think it's time for a reassessment of this book. Stay tuned. #mervynpeake  #gormenghast  #titusgroan  #titusalone 
“Titus Alone” by Mervyn Peake
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Penguin 1973
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#bookworm #bookstagram #bookish #penguin #books #bookstagramfeatures #classic #mervynpeake #peake #illustration
Trying something a little dark on this rainy day in Joburg #gothicnovel #gormenghast #gormenghasttrilogy #mervynpeake #amreading #bookworm #readersofinstagram #goodreads #noseinabook
I used to watch my #bbc #gormenghast #vhs over and over... mainly for #jonathanrhysmeyers but I loved the story and I loved #reading this super #gothic #fantasy #trilogy #mervynpeake
The Hall of the Bright Carvings - sketches again 🙂#gormenghast #mervynpeake #illustration #sketch #art #моикартинки #graphic
The Hall of the Bright Carvings - sketches:))) #gormenghast #mervynpeake #illustration #sketch #art #моикартинки #graphic
This Mervyn Peake Novel is one of the books I read and adored as a teenager. It’s still one of my favorite books ever. Peake’s writing helped me fall in love with words. What book did you read as a teen that stuck with you forever? 
#bookstagram #fantasybooks #mervynpeake #gormenghast #classicbooks #amreading #authorslife
Bought a bunch of Christina Hole's books the other day. These have just arrived 😊 #christinahole #occult #witchcraft #folklore #ghosts #witches #britishfolklore #hauntedengland #books #bookworm #bookstagram #vintagebooks #1970s #mervynpeake
“Ah! well-a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old to young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross 
About my neck was hung.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as illustrated by Mervyn Peake, born 107 years ago today. Such magnificent penmanship in this series of illustrations – a truly worthy successor to Doré. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#mervynpeake #coleridge #samueltaylorcoleridge #illustration #illustrator #ancientmariner #penandink #graphicart #book #poem #poetry #bookillustration #romantic #titusgroan #gormenghast #doré #gustavedoré
“Ah! well-a-day! what evil looks Had I from old to young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as illustrated by Mervyn Peake, born 107 years ago today. Such magnificent penmanship in this series of illustrations – a truly worthy successor to Doré. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mervynpeake  #coleridge  #samueltaylorcoleridge  #illustration  #illustrator  #ancientmariner  #penandink  #graphicart  #book  #poem  #poetry  #bookillustration  #romantic  #titusgroan  #gormenghast  #doré  #gustavedoré 
The Queen Bee by Mervyn Peake from Grimm’s Household Tales. Today was his birthday and he is fondly remembered. Swipe to see more of the illustrations from this lovely book. 
#mervynpeake #thequeenbee #grimmshouseholdtales #brothersgrimm #grimm #illustration #bookillustration #art #literature #fantasyillustration #bookstagram #bibliophile
"To live at all is miracle enough. "
- Mervyn Peake, born today in 1911
#mervynpeake #gormenghasttrilogy
Mervyn Peake by Maeve Gilmore 
Circa 1975
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Today would have been Mervyn’s 107th Birthday. This portrait captures the deep love Maeve had for Mervyn but also the terrible sadness at his harrowing illness. She was unwavering and steadfast in her support of him. She twice turned down Artist in Residence offers from American universities in order to care for him. They are buried together just outside Arundel, West Sussex. .
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#maevegilmore #mervynpeake #HappyBirthdayMervyn❤️ #artist #britishartist #londonartist #portrait #portraiture #womeninthearts #familycollection #palette #style #midcenturymodern #timesup #artistsoninstagram #art #modernbritishart #modernart #modernism  #londonart #privatecollection #postwarbritishart #britishart #arundel #westsussex #sussex
Mervyn Peake by Maeve Gilmore Circa 1975 . . Today would have been Mervyn’s 107th Birthday. This portrait captures the deep love Maeve had for Mervyn but also the terrible sadness at his harrowing illness. She was unwavering and steadfast in her support of him. She twice turned down Artist in Residence offers from American universities in order to care for him. They are buried together just outside Arundel, West Sussex. . . . . . #maevegilmore  #mervynpeake  #HappyBirthdayMervyn ❤️ #artist  #britishartist  #londonartist  #portrait  #portraiture  #womeninthearts  #familycollection  #palette  #style  #midcenturymodern  #timesup  #artistsoninstagram  #art  #modernbritishart  #modernart  #modernism  #londonart  #privatecollection  #postwarbritishart  #britishart  #arundel  #westsussex  #sussex 
“Titus Groan” by Mervyn Peake
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Penguin 1968
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#bookstagram #mybookfeatures #bookstagrammer #bookwork #mervynpeake #titusgroan #bookish #penguin
Found a couple of ancient sketchpads at my mum's house earlier. Mostly containing  utter crap tbh, my drawing skills/discipline have always been hit-and-miss, but way back whenever it was, 10-15 years, I guess, I was reading Gormenghast and drew a few characters. These two, Belgrove and Steerpike, came out best I think.

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#gormenghast
#mervynpeake
Found a couple of ancient sketchpads at my mum's house earlier. Mostly containing utter crap tbh, my drawing skills/discipline have always been hit-and-miss, but way back whenever it was, 10-15 years, I guess, I was reading Gormenghast and drew a few characters. These two, Belgrove and Steerpike, came out best I think. #drawing  #penandink  #gormenghast  #mervynpeake 
From my literary inspired portrait shoot based on the intriguing character Steerpike the anti hero from the classic gothic novel Gormenghast by Meryn Peake. The amazing model was Sebastien. The styling was my own. Ph Carl Ryan Black Planet Fashion Photography 
#fashion #literarycharacter #classicnovels #mervynpeake #gormenghast  #clsssicliterature #malemodels #mensfashion #dark #handsome #ruggedmales #beercake #gothic #mysterious
“I am too rich already, for my eyes mint gold and ivory.” #russia #moscow #mervynpeake #cathedral #cathedralofchristthesaviour
Kendra's next read? Titus Groan. Have you read it? 
http://speculativechic.com/2018/06/27/delayed-reactions-titus-groan/
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#titusgroan #mervynpeake #books #book #book📖 #books📚 #bookish  #booknerd #bookworm #booklove #booklover #bookshelf #bookstagram #readmorebooks #bookaddict #bibliophile  #bookaholic
Sometimes you come across a gem that's so precisely relevant to your interests - as we did my favourite book the other day, here's a nod to Crow's, the Gormenghast books, because this odd little Avon sf anthology from 1969 has not one but two Mervyn Peake stories within! Strange and excellent cover art by Josh Kirby, who you may know best for his work illustrating Terry Pratchett's Discworld covers! .

If you'd like us to choose some weird and wonderful sci-fi for you to add another dimension to your summer, hop over to www.prudenceandthecrow.com now to buy yourself or a human of your choice a July #patcbox 📚💕🎉 .

It's been the longest week already, but it's Friday tomorrow, and halftime in the England game is almost up (Prudence here, in her England '96 shirt) so, onwards it is, and at least there's something to read afterwards! Here we go! ~P
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#scifi #bookish #anthology #bookcovers #joshkirby #mervynpeake #bookstagram #booknerds #geekgifts #bookbox #subscriptionaddiction
Sometimes you come across a gem that's so precisely relevant to your interests - as we did my favourite book the other day, here's a nod to Crow's, the Gormenghast books, because this odd little Avon sf anthology from 1969 has not one but two Mervyn Peake stories within! Strange and excellent cover art by Josh Kirby, who you may know best for his work illustrating Terry Pratchett's Discworld covers! . If you'd like us to choose some weird and wonderful sci-fi for you to add another dimension to your summer, hop over to www.prudenceandthecrow.com now to buy yourself or a human of your choice a July #patcbox  📚💕🎉 . It's been the longest week already, but it's Friday tomorrow, and halftime in the England game is almost up (Prudence here, in her England '96 shirt) so, onwards it is, and at least there's something to read afterwards! Here we go! ~P . #scifi  #bookish  #anthology  #bookcovers  #joshkirby  #mervynpeake  #bookstagram  #booknerds  #geekgifts  #bookbox  #subscriptionaddiction 
So many sick books I don't know where to begin! All can be found in the usual places (links in picture and in bio). For those of you in the UK, if you place an order today I'll get it out in first class post tomorrow morning ready for the weekend.😉 #samuelrdelany #thomasmdisch #philipkdick #johnbrunner #mervynpeake #harlanellison #michaelmoorcock #philipjosefarmer ##petertremayne #frederikpohl #cyrilmkornbluth #joclayton #vintagescifi #vintagehorror #vintagehorror #vintagebooks #scifibooks #bookstagram #blindspotdistro #fantasy #horror
So many sick books I don't know where to begin! All can be found in the usual places (links in picture and in bio). For those of you in the UK, if you place an order today I'll get it out in first class post tomorrow morning ready for the weekend.😉 #samuelrdelany  #thomasmdisch  #philipkdick  #johnbrunner  #mervynpeake  #harlanellison  #michaelmoorcock  #philipjosefarmer  ##petertremayne  #frederikpohl  #cyrilmkornbluth  #joclayton  #vintagescifi  #vintagehorror  #vintagehorror  #vintagebooks  #scifibooks  #bookstagram  #blindspotdistro  #fantasy  #horror 
Monday Motivation. "To live at all is miracle enough."
Mervyn Peake, The Glassblower.

#mondaymotivation
#manicmonday
#mervynpeake #glassblower
#bookworm #bibliophile #bookstagram
#lovereadingbooks
#readersofinstagram
【RIDE A COCK-HORSE And Other Nursery Rhymes】
ILLUSTRATED by MERVYN PEAKE, First published 1940, Reissued in this edition 1972, this is 2nd impression 1975, Printed in Great Britain ISBN 0 7011 5015 7 
#NURSERYRHYMES#MOTHERGOOSE#ナーサリーライム#マザーグース#MERVYNPEAKE#マーヴィンピーク#絵本#児童書#古本#古書#古本屋
#weekofbooks #bookstagram #books #mervynpeake #gormenghast #gormenghasttrilogy and finally here's book 7,  the last in the week of books posted without any comment. I was tagged by @literarycat and I'm not going to tag anybody else but do feel free to join in if you're a bookish person! 😁
“Alone among the Twisted Woods – like a branch himself, restless among the rooted trees, he moved rapidly, the sound of his knees becoming day by day familiar to the birds, and hares.” *****************************
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Shabnam Sarmadi | Untitled
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Mervyn Peake | Titus Groane
#buttdujour #butt #butts #artbutts #buttsinart #mervynpeake
“Alone among the Twisted Woods – like a branch himself, restless among the rooted trees, he moved rapidly, the sound of his knees becoming day by day familiar to the birds, and hares.” ***************************** ************************************ Shabnam Sarmadi | Untitled ************************************ Mervyn Peake | Titus Groane #buttdujour  #butt  #butts  #artbutts  #buttsinart  #mervynpeake 
#ANewCoverADay Book 266: A World Away: A Memoir Of Mervyn Peake by Maeve Gilmore, Mandarin, 1992. 0-7493-1423-0. Cover art by Maeve Gilmore. Preface by Michael Moorcock. #aworldaway #maevegilmore #mervynpeake #memoir #mandarinbooks #michaelmoorcock #preface #paperback
#ANewCoverADay Book 265: Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake, Methuen, 1987. 0-413-52360-8. Cover art by Peter Harding. Edited by Langdon Jones. #titanalone #mervynpeake #peterharding #langdonjones #methuen #titusgroan #gormenghast #muzzlehatch #juno #underriver #theblackrose #cheeta #theblackhouse #helicopter #paperback #reeditededition
As true a #booksellersbreakfast as you will ever get. We have lost George, our much loved Saturday man, who guided us through the bitter but much needed process of a complete stock take earlier this year. This has resulted in us having a 99% completion rate on @abebooks which for a walk-in #bookshop is almost miraculous. I know no #bookstagrammer would ever steal from a #usedbookstore but even moving, wrong-shelving or hiding a book you might come back for later means the poor bookseller cannot find it when it is ordered through Abe or Amazon (same company now - how was that ever allowed? - what is the point of monopolies and merger commissions when things like this happen? ) Not finding the book leads to a drop in our ratings which does not happen if you are a warehouse. This makes a small high street bookshop even more vulnerable. So we have much to thank George for.
Our new Saturday man does not start until next week and I had to be up early to open the shop myself.... the long commute down a flight of stairs! I toasted the tea cake from @pughsonwye (the best @official_londis in the world), made a large cup of tea in my new @yourfavouritemug Mugly cup and once the front door was opened, quickly arranged these gorgeous @panmacmillan #vintagepanbooks 
With all the retro-publishing going on I don’t know why Pan doesn’t redo some of these. They have wonderfully pulpy covers and had a range of good and very readable authors. These included three volumes of C S Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy - the first predated his Narnia stories by 12 years. They also had a fantastic detective fiction stable and their logo was designed by that super hero of the bookshop  #mervynpeake Last year was their 70th anniversary and they published 20 classics in bright new bold covers which we had as giveaways for @bookstagramhay I am just reading about Pan now and have very much enjoyed one of the descriptions, “ Pan’s illustrative covers were unashamedly commercial as was their list.” I love the smell of old Pans. They were often printed in France which may add to this difference of scent. 
#addymanbooks #hayonwye #teaandbooks #toastedteacake #booksforbreakfast #breakfastbooks #panbooks
As true a #booksellersbreakfast  as you will ever get. We have lost George, our much loved Saturday man, who guided us through the bitter but much needed process of a complete stock take earlier this year. This has resulted in us having a 99% completion rate on @abebooks which for a walk-in #bookshop  is almost miraculous. I know no #bookstagrammer  would ever steal from a #usedbookstore  but even moving, wrong-shelving or hiding a book you might come back for later means the poor bookseller cannot find it when it is ordered through Abe or Amazon (same company now - how was that ever allowed? - what is the point of monopolies and merger commissions when things like this happen? ) Not finding the book leads to a drop in our ratings which does not happen if you are a warehouse. This makes a small high street bookshop even more vulnerable. So we have much to thank George for. Our new Saturday man does not start until next week and I had to be up early to open the shop myself.... the long commute down a flight of stairs! I toasted the tea cake from @pughsonwye (the best @official_londis in the world), made a large cup of tea in my new @yourfavouritemug Mugly cup and once the front door was opened, quickly arranged these gorgeous @panmacmillan #vintagepanbooks  With all the retro-publishing going on I don’t know why Pan doesn’t redo some of these. They have wonderfully pulpy covers and had a range of good and very readable authors. These included three volumes of C S Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy - the first predated his Narnia stories by 12 years. They also had a fantastic detective fiction stable and their logo was designed by that super hero of the bookshop #mervynpeake  Last year was their 70th anniversary and they published 20 classics in bright new bold covers which we had as giveaways for @bookstagramhay I am just reading about Pan now and have very much enjoyed one of the descriptions, “ Pan’s illustrative covers were unashamedly commercial as was their list.” I love the smell of old Pans. They were often printed in France which may add to this difference of scent. #addymanbooks  #hayonwye  #teaandbooks  #toastedteacake  #booksforbreakfast  #breakfastbooks  #panbooks 
#ANewCoverADay Book 264: Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, Methuen, 1987. 0-413-52350-0. Cover art by Peter Harding. #gormenghast #mervynpeake #peterharding #methuen #titusgroan #steerpike #bellgrove #drprunesquallor #irmaprunsquallor #thething #mrflay #muddwellers #paperback
Book review: The Gormenghast- Mervyn Peake
Even with a book club meeting about this Book, I am still seriously conflicted about how I feel about it. I liked it and would like to read the other two books in the series someday but it was seriously painful to get through: very formally written with no real main character. Upon reading the blurb, you assume Titus is the main charater but you hear very little about him until the end and are introduced to enough minor characters to make Dickens jealous. I came to my own conclusion that Gormenghast (the castle) was the main character and that helped me wrap my head around the story. This fantasy series is compared to Tolkiens work but I found no comparison to one of my favorite authors (not even the same playing field-sorry!). I also wouldn't count it as fantasy novel, it read more like a historical fiction and didn't have any magical elements.
Book review: The Gormenghast- Mervyn Peake Even with a book club meeting about this Book, I am still seriously conflicted about how I feel about it. I liked it and would like to read the other two books in the series someday but it was seriously painful to get through: very formally written with no real main character. Upon reading the blurb, you assume Titus is the main charater but you hear very little about him until the end and are introduced to enough minor characters to make Dickens jealous. I came to my own conclusion that Gormenghast (the castle) was the main character and that helped me wrap my head around the story. This fantasy series is compared to Tolkiens work but I found no comparison to one of my favorite authors (not even the same playing field-sorry!). I also wouldn't count it as fantasy novel, it read more like a historical fiction and didn't have any magical elements.
#ANewCoverADay Book 263: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, Methuen, 1986. 0-413-52370-5. Cover art by Peter Harding. Introduction by Anthony Burgess. #titangroan #mervynpeake #peterharding #methuen #introduction #anthonyburgess #gormenghast #steerpike #lordSepulchrave #mrflay #nannieslagg #swelter #drprunesquallor
"The poets, we should never have had the poets"....not my material, I own nothing but always wanted to do this scene from #gormenghast where the current Earl starts descending into madness after his library is burned to the ground. Brilliant book by #mervynpeake made into a bbc short series in 2000. Well worth checking out. #atouchofmadness #selftape #selftapeforinstagram #actorslife #hollywoodnorth #bcactor #anotherselftape
Well, in our not so professional opinions, Titus Groan was pretty groan worthy. (See what we did there? Our puns are possibly better than this novel in our eyes)

If youve read this one, let us know if you felt differently! 
#1001books  #mervynpeake #gormenghasttrilogy #read #bookstagram #bookpodcast #shredthisbook
Too excited to get this thing started! Amazing Penguin Gormenghast trilogy for $20! All books have some wear and creasing but nice overall. #mervynpeake #gormenghast #csfbooks #collectiblesciencefiction
love at first page #gormenghast #mervynpeake #book #fantasy #gothic #love
Alice!  Another childhood classic heroine whom I loved was Alice.  I love how she was able to keep her head when surrounded by so much nonsense.  I’ve found those are necessary skills for motherhood. 😜
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This is one of the very few books that I have multiple copies of, and you can see I don’t have many.  I wish I had my first copy - an Apple paperback classic - but the cover tore off of it and the Aladdin Classics library-bound discard has the same illustrations by John Tenniel.
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Mervyn Peake illustrated the Bloomsbury hardcovers and Brigitte Bryan illustrated the educator classics library edition, though the cover was illustrated by Don Irwin.  Swipe to see her illustrations and take a closer look at Mervyn Peake’s.
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It’s the 4th day of #12daysofannestagram : A heroine you love almost as much as Anne and I’m also using Jeana @hotcocoareads new hashtag for multiple editions: #morebookstolove2018 .
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#aliceinwonderland #lewiscarroll #flatlay #flatlayfriday #mervynpeake #brigittebryan #momlife #childhoodfavorite #childrensclassics #heroine #mightygirl #childrensbooks #childrensillustration
Alice! Another childhood classic heroine whom I loved was Alice. I love how she was able to keep her head when surrounded by so much nonsense. I’ve found those are necessary skills for motherhood. 😜 . This is one of the very few books that I have multiple copies of, and you can see I don’t have many. I wish I had my first copy - an Apple paperback classic - but the cover tore off of it and the Aladdin Classics library-bound discard has the same illustrations by John Tenniel. . Mervyn Peake illustrated the Bloomsbury hardcovers and Brigitte Bryan illustrated the educator classics library edition, though the cover was illustrated by Don Irwin. Swipe to see her illustrations and take a closer look at Mervyn Peake’s. . It’s the 4th day of #12daysofannestagram  : A heroine you love almost as much as Anne and I’m also using Jeana @hotcocoareads new hashtag for multiple editions: #morebookstolove2018  . . . #aliceinwonderland  #lewiscarroll  #flatlay  #flatlayfriday  #mervynpeake  #brigittebryan  #momlife  #childhoodfavorite  #childrensclassics  #heroine  #mightygirl  #childrensbooks  #childrensillustration 
One of Mervyn Peake's final illustrations. For the Folio Society edition of Droll Stories by Honore De Balzac, 1961.

A fabulous figure in English 20th century literature, & equally important as an artist & illustrator I think.

This I didn't know, but from wikipedia "Peake designed the logo for Pan Books. The publishers offered him either a flat fee of £10 or a royalty of one farthing per book. On the advice of Graham Greene, who told him that paperback books were a passing fad that wouldn't last, Peake opted for the £10"

#bookseller #oldbooks #bookstagram #foliosociety #mervynpeake #illustrator #illustration
One of Mervyn Peake's final illustrations. For the Folio Society edition of Droll Stories by Honore De Balzac, 1961. A fabulous figure in English 20th century literature, & equally important as an artist & illustrator I think. This I didn't know, but from wikipedia "Peake designed the logo for Pan Books. The publishers offered him either a flat fee of £10 or a royalty of one farthing per book. On the advice of Graham Greene, who told him that paperback books were a passing fad that wouldn't last, Peake opted for the £10" #bookseller  #oldbooks  #bookstagram  #foliosociety  #mervynpeake  #illustrator  #illustration 
Mervyn and Muzzlehatch
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I posted this photograph - Maeve’s painting of Mervyn surrounded by canvases - some months ago. Since then I’ve been intermittently considering who the figure is on the painting behind him. Flicking through ‘Titus Alone’ I stopped on Muzzlehatch - who looks after Titus, has a zoo in his house and likes to ride around on some of his animals. Surely it’s him? .
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#maevegilmore #art #artist #londonartist #portrait #portraiture #womeninthearts #familycollection #palette #style #midcenturymodern #timesup #artistsoninstagram #modernbritishart #modernart #modernism  #londonart #privatecollection #mervynpeake #titusalone #gormenghast #muzzlehatch #titus
Mervyn and Muzzlehatch Circa 1960 . I posted this photograph - Maeve’s painting of Mervyn surrounded by canvases - some months ago. Since then I’ve been intermittently considering who the figure is on the painting behind him. Flicking through ‘Titus Alone’ I stopped on Muzzlehatch - who looks after Titus, has a zoo in his house and likes to ride around on some of his animals. Surely it’s him? . . . . . #maevegilmore  #art  #artist  #londonartist  #portrait  #portraiture  #womeninthearts  #familycollection  #palette  #style  #midcenturymodern  #timesup  #artistsoninstagram  #modernbritishart  #modernart  #modernism  #londonart  #privatecollection  #mervynpeake  #titusalone  #gormenghast  #muzzlehatch  #titus 
A sneaky Christopher Lee from Ruth’s in progress Gormenghast leg sleeve, becoming one of my favourite project I’ve had the chance to work on. Thank you 🖤 done at @sangbleutattoolondon .
🇬🇧London 5-25 June (some space available)
🇬🇧Brighton 8-9 June.
🇫🇷Paris 26-30 june. *FULL*
🇫🇷Paris 24-28 july *FULL*
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#tattoo  #blackart #blacktattoo #blxckink #blackwork #btattooing #blackworkers #blacktattooart #onlythedarkest #dotwork #tattrx #theartoftattoos #linework #dotworker #darkartists #TAOT #WTT  #QTTR  #london #tttism #sbldnttt #vgnink #lehegarattattoo #queerbodmodcompass #qbmcartist #gormenghast #mervynpeake #christopherlee
A sneaky Christopher Lee from Ruth’s in progress Gormenghast leg sleeve, becoming one of my favourite project I’ve had the chance to work on. Thank you 🖤 done at @sangbleutattoolondon . 🇬🇧London 5-25 June (some space available) 🇬🇧Brighton 8-9 June. 🇫🇷Paris 26-30 june. *FULL* 🇫🇷Paris 24-28 july *FULL* . . . #tattoo  #blackart  #blacktattoo  #blxckink  #blackwork  #btattooing  #blackworkers  #blacktattooart  #onlythedarkest  #dotwork  #tattrx  #theartoftattoos  #linework  #dotworker  #darkartists  #TAOT  #WTT  #QTTR  #london  #tttism  #sbldnttt  #vgnink  #lehegarattattoo  #queerbodmodcompass  #qbmcartist  #gormenghast  #mervynpeake  #christopherlee 
Resized and reseated. The seat is a tad smaller than I had intended it to be and might now not be too comfortable for those with more than their fair share invested in the bum department. Have you ever read that wonderful book by Mervyn Peake, Letters from a Lost Uncle? Well there is a splendid turtle-like character called Jackson in the book and, for some unknown reason, I thought of him during the stringing of this chair; so I’ve called it Jackson.

#chair #resized #childschair #sisal #colourful #nurseryfurniture #nursery #mervynpeake #jackson #interiors #interiordesign #blues
Resized and reseated. The seat is a tad smaller than I had intended it to be and might now not be too comfortable for those with more than their fair share invested in the bum department. Have you ever read that wonderful book by Mervyn Peake, Letters from a Lost Uncle? Well there is a splendid turtle-like character called Jackson in the book and, for some unknown reason, I thought of him during the stringing of this chair; so I’ve called it Jackson. #chair  #resized  #childschair  #sisal  #colourful  #nurseryfurniture  #nursery  #mervynpeake  #jackson  #interiors  #interiordesign  #blues 
Part 2: Character drawings for Gormenghast, a novel series by Mervyn Peake...inspiration drawn from the late Victorian period slightly stylized #steerpike #doctorprunesquallor #barquentine #flay #swelter #thething #servants #greyscrubber #guards #gormenghast #mervynpeake #characterdesign #characterdrawing #pencildrawing #markerdrawing #designforstage #theatredesign #illustration
Part 1: Character drawings for Gormenghast, a novel series by Mervyn Peake...inspiration drawn from the late Victorian period slightly stylized #sepulchrave #countessgertrude #fuchsia #titus #cora #clarice #gormenghast #mervynpeake #characterdesign #characterdrawing #pencildrawing #markerdrawing #designforstage #theatredesign #illustrationby
Mervyn Peake: The Gormenghast Trilogy. 1992. Reprint 1994. Mandarin Paperback.

Series: Gormenghast.
Consist of: 
Titus Groan 1946
Gormenghast 1950
Titus Alone 1959

Cover: Steven Player

#weird #fantasy #myhoard #collection #bookcollection #bookcover #bookporn #novel #bookstagram #bookcoverart #mervynpeake #stevenplayer #gormenghast #titusgroan #titusalone
#PromptOfTheWeek 017

Your prompt for the week is:
Write a poem in the form of an elegy to a part of you that you think you lost somewhere along the way.

#elegy #childhood #gormenghast #gormenghasttrilogy #fuchsiagroan #poetryaddicts #poetsofinsta #poetsofinstagram #instagrampoetry #instagrampoets #instagrampoetrysociety #poetry #poetryprompt #handwrittenpoetry #mervynpeake #childhooddreamsshattered #childhooddreams
Through my chaos  from the poem by Mervin Peake  Out of the chaos of my doubt  And the chaos of my art  I turn to you inevitably  As the needle to the pole  Turns.....as the cold brain to the soul  Turns in it’s uncertainty;  So I turn and long for you;  So l long for you, and turn  To the love that through my chaos  Burns a truth,  And lights my path.  #porcelain #porcelain #handthrown #cut #mervynpeakepoem  #mervynpeake #contemporaryceramics  #studiopottery  #ceramics #keramics  #porcelainvessel  #handmade #madebyhand #ceramicart
Through my chaos from the poem by Mervin Peake Out of the chaos of my doubt And the chaos of my art I turn to you inevitably As the needle to the pole Turns.....as the cold brain to the soul Turns in it’s uncertainty; So I turn and long for you; So l long for you, and turn To the love that through my chaos Burns a truth, And lights my path. #porcelain  #porcelain  #handthrown  #cut  #mervynpeakepoem  #mervynpeake  #contemporaryceramics  #studiopottery  #ceramics  #keramics  #porcelainvessel  #handmade  #madebyhand  #ceramicart 
Sehen die Neuausgaben von Mervyn Peakes #Gormenghast-Reihe nicht großartig aus? Ich bin richtig verliebt. 😍 Vor Jahren (Jaaaahren!) habe ich Band 1 in einer Uraltausgabe gelesen und es nie geschafft die Folgebände auch in jener Ausgabe herzubekommen. :::::::: Für mein 10-jähriges Blog-Dasein war ich nun auf Recherche (ihr könnt gespannt sein, am 30. Juni geht‘s los 🤗) und habe diese Schätze entdeckt & direkt bestellt! Möge der Lesestoff nie ausgehen. 📚😎☀️
#bookstagram #mervynpeake #fantasy #fantasyreihe #eltragalibros #newin #bibliophile #bookaddict #eltragalibrosbücherwurm #instabooks #booklover #buchliebe #fantasybooks #fantasyworld
Sehen die Neuausgaben von Mervyn Peakes #Gormenghast -Reihe nicht großartig aus? Ich bin richtig verliebt. 😍 Vor Jahren (Jaaaahren!) habe ich Band 1 in einer Uraltausgabe gelesen und es nie geschafft die Folgebände auch in jener Ausgabe herzubekommen. :::::::: Für mein 10-jähriges Blog-Dasein war ich nun auf Recherche (ihr könnt gespannt sein, am 30. Juni geht‘s los 🤗) und habe diese Schätze entdeckt & direkt bestellt! Möge der Lesestoff nie ausgehen. 📚😎☀️ #bookstagram  #mervynpeake  #fantasy  #fantasyreihe  #eltragalibros  #newin  #bibliophile  #bookaddict  #eltragalibrosbücherwurm  #instabooks  #booklover  #buchliebe  #fantasybooks  #fantasyworld 
Una saga que empecé hace tiempo (por el segundo libro, sin saber que era una saga, y sin poder terminarlo 🙈) es la de #titusgroan .
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#Gormenghast es un reino remoto y solitario dominado por el enorme castillo de Gormenghast en su centro, y gobernado desde tiempos inmemoriales por los Groan, una familia noble. Aunque Titus y Steerpike a menudo son considerados los personajes principales, comparten la narrativa con muchos de los otros habitantes del castillo. .
Me apetece darle otra oportunidad (desde el principio esta vez) ¿me la recomendáis? ¿la conocíais?
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#saga #titus #mervynpeake #fantasia #book #books #libro #libros #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #bookstagramespaña #bookstagram #leoycomparto #booksandshares #bookstagramfeature #bookfeatured #bookish #bookishfeatures #booktography #booklove
Una saga que empecé hace tiempo (por el segundo libro, sin saber que era una saga, y sin poder terminarlo 🙈) es la de #titusgroan  . . SINOPSIS #Gormenghast  es un reino remoto y solitario dominado por el enorme castillo de Gormenghast en su centro, y gobernado desde tiempos inmemoriales por los Groan, una familia noble. Aunque Titus y Steerpike a menudo son considerados los personajes principales, comparten la narrativa con muchos de los otros habitantes del castillo. . Me apetece darle otra oportunidad (desde el principio esta vez) ¿me la recomendáis? ¿la conocíais? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #saga  #titus  #mervynpeake  #fantasia  #book  #books  #libro  #libros  #booklover  #bookworm  #bibliophile  #bookstagramespaña  #bookstagram  #leoycomparto  #booksandshares  #bookstagramfeature  #bookfeatured  #bookish  #bookishfeatures  #booktography  #booklove 
New additions to our collectible books: signed Timothy Leary, signed Michael Connelly first book, signed Shadow of the Wind.  First Editions of Jane Jacobs, Hunter S.Thompson, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and more! 
#firstedition #firsteditions #signedbooks #timothyleary #ralphmetzner #donwinslow #thepowerofthedog #janejacobs #carlosruizzafon #theshadowofthewind #theblackecho #michaelconnelly #titusgroan #gormenghast #mervynpeake #huntersthompson #fearandloathinginlasvegas #thedharmabums #dharmabums #jackkerouac #paddingtonbear #michaelbond #johnsteinbeck #canneryrow #southamptonbooks
New additions to our collectible books: signed Timothy Leary, signed Michael Connelly first book, signed Shadow of the Wind. First Editions of Jane Jacobs, Hunter S.Thompson, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and more! #firstedition  #firsteditions  #signedbooks  #timothyleary  #ralphmetzner  #donwinslow  #thepowerofthedog  #janejacobs  #carlosruizzafon  #theshadowofthewind  #theblackecho  #michaelconnelly  #titusgroan  #gormenghast  #mervynpeake  #huntersthompson  #fearandloathinginlasvegas  #thedharmabums  #dharmabums  #jackkerouac  #paddingtonbear  #michaelbond  #johnsteinbeck  #canneryrow  #southamptonbooks 
The sad news this week of the passing of Pop artist Robert Indiana, famously the creator of LOVE, prompts us to repost our collaboration with the artists group DAMP in the Ian Potter Courtyard at the Monash University Caulfield campus in Melbourne outside MUMA. The project, called Gormenghast (a title all Melvyn Peake fans would know well), formed part of Rosemary Forde’s PhD. It was a teaching space, a space for performance and for exhibition. DAMP slowly added to the structure with their own ingenious and roughshod  interventions throughout the course of 2016. See earlier post here. @dampgram @debkunda @monashada @nasdez @thepeoplespapijackprince  @andrebonnice #mervynpeake @mumamonash
The sad news this week of the passing of Pop artist Robert Indiana, famously the creator of LOVE, prompts us to repost our collaboration with the artists group DAMP in the Ian Potter Courtyard at the Monash University Caulfield campus in Melbourne outside MUMA. The project, called Gormenghast (a title all Melvyn Peake fans would know well), formed part of Rosemary Forde’s PhD. It was a teaching space, a space for performance and for exhibition. DAMP slowly added to the structure with their own ingenious and roughshod interventions throughout the course of 2016. See earlier post here. @dampgram @debkunda @monashada @nasdez @thepeoplespapijackprince @andrebonnice #mervynpeake  @mumamonash
#circleofbookishfriends #wintertbr ok I think I'm far enough out of my reading slump to pick this up again. @rubyhosh & I have decided to read 1 from the trilogy per month. Should last me most of winter. .
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#booksandautumnleaves #bookstagram #horror #gothic #gothiclit #gothicautumn #autumnleaves #autumninaustralia #whatgothsread #gormenghast #thegormenghasttrilogy #mervynpeake #bibliophile #bibliophagist #bookcollector #bookdragon
For this week’s Bookface, Tien chooses a biography of classic sci-fi author Mervyn Peake, whose “Gormenghast Novels” WTBBL has in its collection (DB051703). #wtbbl #seattlelibraries #washingtonstatelibrary #Gormenghast #MervynPeake #scifi