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Date of Birth 9 July 1911Kiang-Hsi Province, China
Date of Death 17 November 1968Burcot, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameMervyn Laurence Peake

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Maeve Gilmore (1937 - 17 November 1968) (his death) (3 children)

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Poet, novelist, painter, playwright and illustrator, best known for: 'Rhymes Without Reason', 1944; 'Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor', 1945; 'The Craft of the Lead Pencil', 1946; 'Titus Groan' (novel), 1946; 'Letters from a Lost Uncle', 1948; 'The Glassblowers' (poem) and 'Gormenghast' (novel) were awarded W.H.Heinemann Foundation Prize (Royal Society of Literature) 1950; 'Mr Pye', 1953; 'The Wit to Woo' (play), 1957; 'Titus Alone' (novel), 1959; 'The Rime of the Flying Bomb', 1962; 'Titus Groan' novel, 1967; 'A Reverie of Bone' (poems), 1967.

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