Highlights from Peake's Progress, read by Sebastian Peake and Fabian Peake.
A combination of short stories and poetry from Peake's Progress, including the epic 'Rhyme of the Flying Bomb', a selection of his nonsense verse, and some of the poems that resulted from his visit to the concentration camp in Belsen, Germany. The short stories were all written after the war and reveal his mastery of this difficult genre. They include 'The Weird Journey', 'Same Time Same Place', and 'Danse Macabre', originally told to family and friends round the fire on Boxing Night 1954.
"Read by sebastian and Fabian Peake, each piece is a little gem, showing not only the author's prodigious and unflagging imagination, but also an artist's approach to language." Elizabeth Bentley, Word of Mouth (WOM)
"This recording is a delightful and poignant homage to the writer and his work that will appeal to more listeners that just aficionados" Elizabeth Bentley, Word of Mouth (WOM)
Mervyn Peake was a writer, artist, poet and playwright, best-known for his gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast Trilogy, and his stunning illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Maeve Gilmore was Mervyn Peake's wife. She edited several books pertaining to different aspects of Peake's work, and was an artist in her own right.
Sebastian Peake and Fabian Peake are Mervyn Peake's sons.