A detail in Peake’s labyrinthine ancient buildings with their centuries of accretions of traditions and lives and … dust. Here he reminds us of the invisible, forgotten, trodden-upon universe sandwiched between ceilings and the floors above them.
… winding to and fro in the obscure, dust-smelling regions that brood between the ceiling of the ground rooms and the floor boards of the first storey.
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Source: Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan (London: Vintage Books, 1998), p. 340