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Thomas Peckett Prest

Thomas Peckett Prest (AKA Thomas Preskett Prest) (probable dates 1810-1859) was a British pulp writer, journalist and musician. He was a prolific producer of penny dreadfuls. He is now remembered as the co-creator (with James Malcolm Rymer) of the fictional Sweeney Todd, the 'demon barber' immortalized in his The String of Pearls.