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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 28th, 2002

In 1908, evocative English travel writer Norman Lewis (A Goddess in the Stones, 1991) is born in Forty Hill, North London.

lewisnorman.pngNorman Lewis, b. June 28, 1908, d. 2003

Lewis wrote novels all his long life, but he will be remembered for his vivid travelogues, in which he described in telling detail his voyages in Europe and Asia. His autobiographical writings, also imbued with his wanderings, paint a portrait of the ideal traveler: curious, sympathetic, and brave. Graham Greene called Lewis “one of the best writers, not of any particular decade, but of our century.”

Suggested Reading Travel Spanish Adventure, 1935. Sand and Sea in Arabia, 1938. A Dragon Apparent, 1951. Golden Earth, 1952. The Honoured Society, 1964. The Missionaries, 1988. A Goddess in the Stones, 1991. An Empire of the East, 1993. In Sicily, 2000. Autobiography Naples ’44, 1978. Jackdaw Cake, 1985. The World, the World, 1996.

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