The Sunday Booksby Mervyn Peake
Every Sunday on the Isle of Sark, Mervyn Peake would tell his children stories about pirates, shipwrecks, and the Wild West. He illustrated his spontaneous stories with delightfully vivid drawings of the characters in his tales, but never set down words to go with them. Now, decades after Peake's death, world-renowned fantasy writer (and friend of the Peakes) Michael Moorcock has written verses to go with Peake's drawings. This star collaboration--funny, surprising, and haunting by turns--is accompanied by an illuminating and elegiac introduction by Moorcock. Overlook is publishing The Sunday Books to mark the centenary of Peake's birth, which will be commemorated around the world on July 9, 2011.
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Meet the Author
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a playwright, painter, poet, illustrator, short-story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast Trilogy (Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone). Overlook publishes these alongside the posthumous sequel Titus Awakes, Peake treasuries such as Peake's Progress, and his final novel, Mr. Pye in paperback for the first time.
Michael Moorcock is the author of numerous novels including the acclaimed Elric series. He has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, and British Science Fiction awards and is a Grandmaster of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He lives in Bastrop, Texas.
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