A Book of Nonsense, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Peake's nonsense verse can 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, black & white illustrations, colour plates
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780720613612



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Why, when I already have two editions of this book (not to mention Peake's <i>Complete Nonsense</i>) do I need a third? Because:<br/><br/>i) This has 12 previously unpublished Peake sketches on glossy paper;<br/>ii) I have Christmas and birthday book tokens nagging to be used;<br/>iii) I am cursed by the collecting bug.<br/><br/>Perhaps, only maybe and possibly perhaps, I might divest myself of one of the other editions when I have my next library rationalization.<br/><br/>In the meantime, I shall enjoy re-reading some of my favourite poems and will bask in the Technicolour glow of the illustration of Uncle Jake, who became a snake but never found it out and, as no one mentions it, one sees him still about.<br><br>(Review of the Centenary Edition, ISBN 0720613612)

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