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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

December 6th, 2002

In 1919, English travel writer Eric Newby (A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, 1958) is born in Hammersmith Bridge, London.

Eric Newby, b. December 6, 1919, d. October 21, 2006

newby1.pngWhether sailing on the high seas, hiking through the mountains of Italy, or portaging down the Ganges, Eric Newby watched, noticed, and then recorded in a clear, evocative, and humorous style, particularly making light of various misadventures. Like all great travellers, he had infinite interest in, and patience with, strange people, strange food, strange ways, and his collected works amount to a vast paean of praise for the questing life.

Suggested Reading Travel The Last Grain Race, 1956. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, 1958. Something Wholesale, 1962. Slowly Down the Ganges, 1966. Love and War in the Apennines, 1971. The Big Red Train Ride, 1978. A Traveller’s Life, 1982. On the Shores of the Mediterranean, 1984. A Book of Travellers’ Tales, 1985. Round Ireland in Low Gear, 1987.

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