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The Glassblowers

A collection of poems by

First edition of poems Mervyn Peake wrote when, in his words, he was "commissioned as a war-artist to record my impressions of work in a glass-blowing factory near Birmingham, I found on entering the huge, ruinous, grimy, wharf-walled buildings a world upon its own, a place of roaring fires and monstrous shadows."

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