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Sir Gawain and the Perilous Graveyard Third Book in the Sir Gawain trilogy published 2018
Sir Gawain and the Perilous Graveyard Published 13 January 2018 ISBN: 13: 978-1979075305 This is the third book in Marilyn Peck's Sir Gawain trilogy of stories in the Arthurian tradition, this one written by an an anonymous author in the 13th Century and based on manuscript 472 from the Musée Condé in Chantilly Marilyn Peck translated the poem from Middle English. She wrote her poem in the format used by the anonymous poet of "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight" written later, probably in the 14th century. She then created 54 watercolour paintings inspired by the poem, and used the paintings to illustrate her book. All the paintings are embellished with gold leaf, palladium leaf, or a combination of the two precious metals. Tiny images have been carved into the gilding. All but two of the paintings are miniatures. The author has also created illuminated initials to start each quatrain in the poem.
Memoir for Jimmy Published 14 September 2016 ISBN: 13: 978-1537423531 Poems and photographs about my memories of my brother and me covering the years 1932 to 1959
Grimm’s Lesser Tales Retold Published 6 November 2 016 ISBN: 13: 978-1539698395 The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, had a remarkable effect on the author’s understanding of her childhood dreams. The Grimms’ stories were important in the way that nature worked and somehow combined cunningly with Bible stories. Both are rich in macabre warnings of a fate in store for the unwary unless there is a proper understanding of the differences between good and evil. There is also a whimsical quality to the Grimms’ stories that withstands the callowness of youth.The tales in their original form have become dated in attitudes that would not pass today’s rules of political correctness. Rarely will parents read these stories to their children now. So the author has taken a few stories and smoothed them a little. She hopes that, by rewriting the selected tales, she has left their essence intact with enough magic to ward off making them evanescent. All fairy stories are great parables, and what is even better for our current world of terror, they have happy, magical endings.
Jan and the Jelly Dragons Published 24 May 2016 ISBN: 13: 978-1533223647 Kindle ASIN: B01GK56TTY Jan dreams of magical places, she dreams about finding treasure, rock candy or the occasional vegemite sandwich, which usually comes in handy. Sometimes she likes to sit on the edge of the world and just listen. One spring day she finds a blue ladder and begins to climb. So begins a beautifully illustrated adventure through a wonderland of buttercup boats and magic carpet rides. This would not be an adventure without a scary moment or two and Jan does love jelly. So what happens when Jan comes upon three dragons made from jelly with pink coconut all over their bellies?
Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady Published 27 April 2016 ISBN: 13: 978 -1530859023 Kindle ASIN: B01E4VX0TI This is the second book in Marilyn Peck's Sir Gawain trilogy of stories in the Arthurian tradition, this one written by an unknown poet, possibly Mallory. "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady, The Wedding of Sir Gawain", survives in a poorly copied 16th century manuscript located in the Bodleian Library. It was written after Geoffrey Chaucer’s "The Wife of Bath’s Tale", one of the "Canterbury Tales". Both tales have similar plots. Author, poet and artist Marilyn Peck translated the poem from Middle English. She wrote her poem in the format used by the anonymous poet of "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight" written earlier, probably in the 14th century. She then created 44 watercolour paintings inspired by the poem, and used the paintings to illustrate her book. All the paintings are embellished with gold leaf, palladium leaf, or a combination of the two precious metals. Tiny images have been carved into the gilding. The paintings are all miniatures and they have been reproduced in their actual sizes in the book. The author has also created illuminated initials to start each quatrain in the poem.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Published 24 September 2014 ISBN: 13: 978-1500920975 Kindle ASIN: B00NXHBXQ2 This first book in a trilogy is a story in the Arthurian tradition, written by an anonymous poet probably sometime in the fourteenth century. It survives in a single manuscript copy in the British Museum. Marilyn Peck translated the poem from Middle English. She then created 48 watercolour paintings inspired by the poem, and used the paintings to illustrate her book. Most of the paintings are embellished with gold leaf, palladium leaf, or a combination of the two precious metals. Tiny images have been carved into the gilding. Thirty of the paintings are miniatures and they have been reproduced in their actual sizes in the book. The non-miniature paintings are reproduced in full-page size. The author has also created illuminated initials to start each quatrain in the poem.
Illustration #48 K There Dwells a Knight in That Wasteland Gold and Palladium leaf on paper 13.5 x 83mm
The Girl in the River Published 4 December 2015 ISBN: 13: 978-1519482785 Kindle ASIN: B01E2K2AZ6 All but two of the 31 poems in this collection have been previously published, six of them in Quadrant. Details of publishing and awards for all the poems are included in footnotes at the end of the book. Ten of the twelve illustrations in this book are artworks by the author that have inspired — or have been inspired by — her poems.
Dragon Bone Consortium Published in Kindle version April 2013, print version September 2013 ISBN: 13: 978-1484112496 Kindle ASIN: B00C66HEHS Peking Man ... ... was the name given to the remarkable fossils discovered in caves at Dragon Bone Hill, north-eastern China, in 1923. The true known facts about the mystery of Peking Man’s disappearance in 1941 are outlined in the book’s brief prologue. Dragon Bone Consortium is set in the Queensland central coast area, near Mackay In 2006, Jenny Han is confronted with her past. One heart-pounding step ahead of the ruthless Dragon Bone Consortium, her husband missing, Jenny makes a frantic deal with her husband's possible killers. Knowing that she may be next Jenny makes contingency plans to protect the rest of her family as she realises that she won't survive. Jenny's beautiful grandaughter, Suzy, is left to pull the family together and unravel the mysterious past. Police track the madman towards a bottomless pool in a wild attempt to rescue Suzy as the ghost of the Girl in the Cheongsam torments the killer.
“... an auspicious beginning to Marilyn Peck's career as a novelist. It has left me hungering for more.”
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The Waste Land Suite — ISBN: 1 876832 62 2 Contains reproductions of my 48 paintings inspired by the poems of T S Eliot. Book is out of print and no longer available from publishers. Limited copies available online.
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