I hadn’t heard about this before, but there is to be a new book in the Gormenghast series published in 2011. The book was written by Mervyn’s widow Maeve Gilmore and is based on his notes. According to the Bookseller the manuscript was recently unearthed from a box in the attic of Peake’s granddaughter’s home.
Almost as exciting as the new novel is the news that it will also include previously unpublished drawings by Peake. I think I might read all the novels again soon in preparation!
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