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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

June 13th, 2002

English scholar and mystery novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, is born in Oxford in 1893.

Dorothy L. Sayers, b. June 13, 1893, d. 1957

sayersSayers was the best of her breed, even if we add all the mystery writers of the U.S. and France to her fellow British writers. Her crime novels, many of them featuring the redoubtable Lord Peter Wimsey, are enlivened by a keen intelligence, no end of learning, and a great sense of humor. In addition to her detective fiction and plays, she also translated Dante and published a dozen collections of essays and non-fiction on a number of subjects. Irreplaceable.

Suggested Reading Novels The Lord Peter Wimsey books, 1923-1939. Plays Busman’s Honeymoon, 1935. The Man Born to be King, 1941.

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