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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

May 2nd, 2002

In 1859, English writer Jerome K. Jerome (Three Men in a Boat, 1889) is born in Walsall, Staffordshire.

Jerome K. Jerome, b. May 2, 1869, d. 1927

jerome1.jpgJerome published thirteen novels, eight plays, innumerable pieces of journalism, and nearly a dozen collections of essays and humor pieces during his lifetime, but he is remembered for only one of his earliest efforts, the immortal Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), a wonderful and hilarious book based on his honeymoon on the Thames. It has been in print continously for more than a hundred years.

Suggested Reading Fiction Three Men in a Boat, 1889. After Supper Ghost Stories and Other Tales, collected 1985. Collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1886. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1898. Autobiography My Life and Times, 1926.

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