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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

February 1st, 2002

Scottish novelist Muriel Spark (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1961), is born in 1918 in Edinburgh.

Muriel Spark, b. February 1, 1918, d. 2006

sparkBorn Muriel Camberg to an English Jewish father and an English Anglican mother, Spark eventually became a Catholic, a Scot, and a prizewinning novelist. In The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) she created one of the most memorable characters in modern fiction; she published twenty-two novels, all of them moving and accomplished, several volumes of short stories, and a dozen other books.

Suggested Reading Novels The Comforters, 1957. Memento Mori, 1959. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1961. The Girls of Slender Means, 1963. The Mandelbaum Gate, 1965. The Driver’s Seat, 1970. Loitering with Intent, 1981. Short stories Complete Short Stories, 2001. Biography John Masefield, 1954. Emily Brontë: Her Life and Work, 1953. Autobiography Curriculum Vitæ, 1992.

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