Letters from a Lost Uncle


Peake, Mervyn

22/03/2012 | Hardback |

ISBN: 9780413777133

About Letters from a Lost Uncle

‘…Mervyn Peake writes so well… great writing… a proper poet’s turn of phrase…’ R4s A Good Read

I am now many miles further to the North-East and am writing from a cave in a gaunt hillside. When Jackson and I sat down to rest we could see our footprints stretching back to the edge of the world...

Lost in the frozen polar wastes, an explorer huddles in his shelter, typing with freezing fingers the story of his lonely, extraordinary exploits, preparing to send the story to the nephew he has never seen. With his only companion, the tortoise-like mutant Jackson, the Uncle has gone in search of his ambition and his destiny: the awesome and mysterious White Lion.

Illustrated on every page with stunning, beautiful, eerie original drawings, Letters from a Lost Uncle is the product of a unique imagination and a distillation of all that is most powerful in the strange genius of Mervyn Peake.

‘…Moby Dick for children with beautiful pictures … very, very enjoyable…’  R4s A Good Read


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