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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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May 2013 in Black Lamb

Volume 11, Number 5 — May 2013

May 1st, 2013

The All Children Issue

In our May All-Children Issue, Terry Ross argues that protecting children’s rights should be our chief concern. Elizabeth Fournier finds that her daughter sees and hears things that she can’t in In touch. In The catcher in the night, John M. Daniel remembers an incident when his son was a baby.

Toby Tompkins exults in his childless state in Precious darlings. In Youthful appetites, Owen Alexander examines school lunchrooms to see what kids eat. Ed Goldberg explains his lack of progeny in Kid stuff. In Still kids, J.Z. Ribby watches himself and his sisters when their mother dies. Brad Bigelow reviews Helen Bevington’s memoir Charley Smith’s Girl in Only one thing missing. And Lee Polevoi reviews James Kelman’s latest novel Mo said she was quirky.

Two more distinguished figures from the world of literature — both of them English this month — are ushered into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar: novelist Graham Swift and travel writer Bruce Chatwin. Our latest Literary Sampler offers extracts from five authors mentioned in this issue. Bridge writer Trixie Barkis treats a matter of technique in Ace & low. This month’s delicious recipe is for Mediterranean Lamb Shanks. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ questions about kids. And Professor Avram Khan gives us his another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle. •

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