A special anniversary edition to celebrate a swashbuckling fantasy that remains as contemporary today as it did 70 years ago.Captain Slaughterboard is the most ferocious and wicked pirate you could ever imagine. He likes thing better than cutting people up with his cutlass or making them walk the plank. Then one day, on a remote island, he spies a strange Yellow Creature - and from that time on, he's a changed man. How he loves the Yellow Creature! They become the best of friends, always together, sailing the oceans. But will Captain Slaughterboard ever drop anchor for good? From the cult velist Mervyn Peake, with a new introduction by his son, Fabian.
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) wrote poetry and plays, was a painter and illustrator and designed theatrical costumes. But he is best known for his Gormenghast trilogy, which includes the novels Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone. Several of his works have since been adapted into television and radio plays. Mervyn Peake also illustrated memorable editions of such classics as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Treasure Island.