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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

March 31st, 2002

English novelist John Fowles (The Magus, 1965) is born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in 1926.

fowles.pngJohn Fowles, b. March 31, 1926, d. 2005

Before he became famous (and rich) with The French Lieutenant’s Woman in 1969, Fowles wrote two very good books. Thereafter, he lapsed into a decadent life as a chronicler of his adopted town of Lyme Regis and a windy, unreadable “great” novelist. His greatest literary service was in recommending that G.B. Edwards’s incomparable The Book of Ebenezer Le Page be published in 1981.

Suggested Reading Novels The Collector, 1963. The Magus, 1968 (unfortunately revised in 1977). The French Lieutenant’s Woman, 1969.

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