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Child of Bliss

Growing Up with Mervyn Peake
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Personal account of life as the son of the creator of the Gormanghast trilogy and official war artist, both at the liberation of Belsen and at the execution of Nazi war criminals. Brought up in a far from mundane household the author was sent to a Catholic boarding school suffering punishments designed to humiliate. Himself the subject of many of his father's drawings he records conversations he had with aparent whose craetive talent was irrepressible and whose personality was hard to fathom.

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Hardback Editions

October 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: A Child of Bliss: Growing Up with Mervyn Peake
Author(s): Sebastian Peake
ISBN: 1-85291-057-7 / 978-1-85291-057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Queen Anne Press
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Paperback Editions

December 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Mervyn Peake: Two Lives
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Sebastian Peake
ISBN: 0-09-928286-0 / 978-0-09-928286-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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