- Mervyn Peake
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976.
Born in China in 1911, the son of a Missionary Doctor, Peake struggled for years as an illustrator, before achieving recognition with Titus Groan, published with the help of Graham Greene, in 1946.
This biography by a friend, shows how he remains one of the most brilliant English draughtsmen and writers of his generation, although tortured by the times he lived through.
Previous owner's name to first end page.