Vast Alchemies by G. Peter Winnington

by stephenpalmersf

Very much enjoyed this superbly researched, well written and intimate biography of the author of the Gormenghast books (and more). The author takes the story of his subject from early days in China, through world war and into post-war Britain, where fame, success and then illness take hold. Any Mervyn Peake fan will love this. An excellent read.