Cuttings From Newspapers and Journals

Scope and Content

Articles and reviews relating to Mervyn Peake and his work:

  • Tom Pocock, ‘Hitler’s Problem Children’, with drawings by Mervyn Peake, Leader, 30 June 1945.
  • Tom Driberg, ‘European Notebook’, with drawings by Mervyn Peake, Leader, 4 August 1945.
  • Reviews of Titus Groan: New York Times, 11 October 1946; 8 November 1946.
  • Cuttings of photographs of Mervyn and Maeve Gilmore from Picture Post, 21 December 1946.
  • Reviews of Gormenghast: Observer, 17 September 1950; Manchester Guardian, 22 September 1950; Tribune, 22 September 1950; typed extract from The Spectator, 6 October 1950; Punch, 22 November 1950.
  • ‘About People in Familiar Places’, The Times, 5 November 1959.
  • Reviews of Titus Alone: Observer, 1 November 1959; The Times, 5 November 1959; Comhar, [December] 1959 [Irish language article]; Cork Examiner, 21 January 1960; The Month [undated].
  • Reviews for The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb: Guardian, 13 April 1962; British Weekly, 26 April 1962; Illustrated London News, 28 April 1962.
  • Peter Ernest, ‘Mervyn and Maeve have the recipe for success’ [unidentified publication, 1962].
  • Robert Wraight, ‘The hidden side of fame for two masters’, Tatler, 24 July 1963.
  • Obituaries of Mervyn Peake from The Times, Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Arts Review and others [1968].
  • Rodney Ackland, 'Thit and thefuther’, Spectator, 20 December 1968.
  • R G G Price, 'Freak', Punch, 1 January 1969.
  • ‘In memory of a great man’, Nova [1971].
  • Brian Alderson, ‘Return to the Peake District’, The Times, 5 January 1972.
  • Reviews of A Book of Nonsense: Observer Magazine, 1972; Times Literary Supplement, 26 January 1973; Times Literary Supplement, 13 January 1984.
  • Philip Toynbee, 'Word Games', Observer, 24 June 1973.
  • Reviews of John Batchelor biography Mervyn Peake: A Biographical and Critical Exploration: New Statesman, 26 July 1974; Daily Telegraph, 1 August 1974; The Scotsman, 3 August 1974; Financial Times, 15 August 1974; Times Educational Supplement, 16 August 1974; Sunday Telegraph, 1 September 1974.
  • Review of The Drawings of Mervyn Peake, Mervyn Peake: Writings and Drawings and Mervyn Peake: A Biographical and Critical Exploration: Hugh Brogan, 'Dogmatist of the Bone', Times Literary Supplement, 4 April 1975.
  • Treasure Island drawings: Sunday Times, 29 August 1976.
  • Notice of exhibition 'Ealing Pictures' at the Gillian Jason Gallery, London in The Times, 14 January 1984.

Arrangement

British Library arrangement: chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)