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A Book of Nonsense

(1972)
A collection of poems by

 
 
'I can be quite obscure and practically marzipan.' From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Mervyn Peake's nonsense verse can, like marzipan, be enjoyed by young and old alike. This collection of writings and drawings has been selected by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, and it introduces a whole gallery of characters and creatures, such as the Dwarf of Battersea and Footfruit. Quirky and comical, occasionally alarming, but always magical.



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Hardback Editions

November 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Book of Nonsense
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-7206-0412-5 / 978-0-7206-0412-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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Paperback Editions

August 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Book of Nonsense, A: Drawings and Poems by the Author of the "Gormenghast" Trilogy (Peter Owen modern classics)
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-7206-1163-6 / 978-0-7206-1163-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen
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January 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Book of Nonsense (Peter Owen modern classics)
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-7206-1059-1 / 978-0-7206-1059-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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January 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Book of Nonsense
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-14-006867-8 / 978-0-14-006867-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Book of Nonsense (Picador Books)
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-330-24232-6 / 978-0-330-24232-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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