Artist and writer. Born Mervyn Laurence Peake at Kuling in the province of Kiang-Hsi, China. His missionary parents returned to England in 1922. He attended Eltham College and then completed his education briefly at Croydon School of Art and then the Royal Academy Schools. Made two long stays on Sark, in the Channel Islands, where he wrote the middle book, Gormenghast, of the fantasy trilogy for which he is best known. Died at The Close, Abingdon, Berkshire.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk