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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 13th, 2002

Cornish novelist Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, 1938) is born in 1907 in London.

dumaurieryoungDaphne du Maurier, b. May 13, 1907, d. 1989

A prolific and talented author, du Maurier enjoyed a long and successful career as a novelist, playwright, and non-fiction writer. Her popularity was aided by the superb film versions of several of her fictions, most notably Rebecca in 1940, and later Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and Don’t Look Now. Her gift for suspense will insure her popularity in future generations.

Suggested Reading Novels Jamaica Inn, 1936. Frenchman’s Creek, 1941. My Cousin Rachel, 1951. Short stories The Birds and Other Stories, 1963. Not After Midnight, 1971. Memoir Growing Pains — the Shaping of a Writer, 1977.

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