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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

July 8th, 2002

English novelist Alec Waugh (Hot Countries, 1930), elder brother of Evelyn, is born in Hampstead, London, in 1898.

Alec Waugh, b. July 8, 1898, d. 1981

waughalecThe older brother of the more famous Evelyn was a prolific and talented novelist, travel writer, and memoirist who, deep into a satisfactory career as a writer, suddenly made a lot of money with his novel Island in the Sun in 1956. This allowed him to buy a house in France and write more novels and reminiscences and notable books on wine and food. Although mostly out of print, many of his books can still be located. They are more than worth the trouble.

Suggested Reading Novels The Loom of Youth, 1917. Kept, 1925. The Balliols, 1934. Island in the Sun, 1956. Fuel for the Flame, 1960. The Mule on the Minaret, 1965. The Fatal Gift, 1973. Memoirs Thirteen Such Years, 1932. The Early Years of Alec Waugh, 1962. My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles, 1967. The Best Wine Last, 1978. Travel Hot Countries, 1930. The Sugar Islands, 1949. Other In Praise of Wine, 1959.

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