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Mervyn Peake

Mervyn PeakeAKA Mervyn Laurence Peake

Born: 9-Jul-1911
Birthplace: Kuling, Kiangsi, China
Died: 17-Nov-1968
Location of death: Burcot, Oxfordshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Titus Groan

Military service: British Army (Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, WWII)

Father: Ernest Cromwell Peake (missionary)
Wife: Maeve Gilmore (painter, m. 1937, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Sebastian (b. 1940)
Son: Fabian (b. 1942)
Daughter: Clare (b. 1949)

    High School: Tientsin Grammar School
    High School: Eltham College, Mottingham (1923-29)
    University: Croydon School of Art
    University: Royal Academy (1929-33)
    Teacher: Westminster School of Art

    Nervous Breakdown 1942
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

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Author of books:
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (1939, juvenile)
Shapes & Sounds (1941, poetry)
Rhymes Without Reason (1944, poetry)
Titus Groan (1946, novel)
Gormenghast (1950, novel)
The Glassblowers (1950, poetry)
Mr. Pye (1953, novel)
Boy in Darkness (1956, novella)
Titus Alone (1959, novel)
The Rhyme Of The Flying Bomb (1962, poetry)
Poems & Drawings (1965, poetry)
A Reverie of Bone (1967, poetry)
Selected Poems -- Mervyn Peake (1972, poetry)

Wrote plays:
The Wit To Woo (1957)

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