Every Sunday on the Isle of Sark, Mervyn Peake would tell his children stories about pirates, shipwrecks and the Wild West.
He illustrated his spontaneous stories with delightfully vivid drawings of the characters in his tales, but never set down words to go with them.
Now, decades after Peake's death, world-renowned fantasy writer (and friend of the Peakes) Michael Moorcock has written verses to go with Peake's drawings.
The result of this star collaboration - by turns funny, surprising and haunting - is accompanied by an illuminating and touching introduction by Moorcock.
Duckworth is publishing The Sunday Books to mark the centenary of Peake's birth, which will be commemorated around the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, 65 colour; 15 b&w
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Drawing & drawings
- ISBN: 9780715641712