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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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January 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 1 — January 2008

January 1st, 2008

In our cover story, Pelicans & roses, Rosemary McLeish offers Black Lamb a fifth anniversary present. In our page 2 feature, Dreams of avarice, Claire McLaughlin reflects on the work of British artist Damien Hirst. In Hearing the Farmer, Ed Goldberg indulges his lifelong interest in the sources of stories. Gillian Wilce muses on homes she didn’t choose in Houses not lived in. Travelling in Kurdish Turkey, Lorentz Lossius describes a long voyage in Night train. Writing from Italy, Dan Peterson admits to a serious gaffe in Coach screws up.

Greg Roberts analyzes the precarious Central American real estate market in Puta vida in Costa Rica. Toby Tompkins remembers his adventure in house painting in OJT. Penitentiary denizen Dean Suess reflects on the ubiquity of prison friendships in Reunion. Living in rural Oregon, Evelyn Bartlett (Valley girl) experiences weird natural phenomena. In The final chapter of her canine saga, Cate Garrison closes the book on a problematic household pet. In Slough of despond, actuary Rebecca Owen watches her dreams fade. Elizabeth Hart visits the scene of family spookiness in Bewitched. Actor William Bogert remembers how one colleague brought down the house in French kiss. In Formidable ladies, David Maclaine offers a quiz on famous dames of the Middle Ages. Our Honorary Black Lambs column salutes verse writer Robert W. Service and Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler on their January birthdays. In our Literary Sampler we offer seven passages from authors mentioned in this issue. In our Black Lamb Bridge column, Trixie Barkis gives advice on managing the most important suit in Coming up trumps. In Wretched Excess we present yet another gift suggestion from the Whole Whog Catalog: Agent Orange Ade™. This month our Black Lamb Recipe is a delicious Senagalese dish, Mafe (peanut stew with lamb). Our advice columnist Millicent Marshall explores the dubious world of New Age products in Good clean fun. And finally, Avram Khan inaugurates the new year with our first Black Lamb Word Puzzle, based on the popular game of Scrabble. •

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