by Mervyn Peake
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Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave and to Gormenghast Castle, is born and spends the first years of his life in a pinnacled castle amidst rituals and grotesque persons, in a new edition of the first volume in the macabre classic fantasy.
August 10, 2011 Fairy tales — those stories of princes and princesses, spells and magic — have sparked kids' imaginations for centuries. But author John Baxter suggests a very different kind of fiction to get young synapses firing: He recommends three tales filled with creepy characters you're sure to love.
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