NEWS: BFI and Bloomsbury Relaunch BFI Film Classics Series

Almost thirty years after it was started, it has been announced that the BFI Film Classics Series is being relaunched with new titles. This news will also mean that there is a change of focus in the series, with women, LGBTIQ+, Black, Asian, mixed ethnicity and the Global South to be foregrounded in films selected… Read More

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NEWS: h Club to Host Online Celebration for World Book Night

It has been announced that the h Club in London will be hosting a special online event to mark World Book Night on the 23rd April. To celebrate World Book Night, h Club in London will be hosting a range of authors and celebrities online who will read passages from much-loved and upcoming books to… Read More

NEWS: Can You Keep a Secret? Digital Download Date Announced

The new romantic comedy based on Sophie Kinsella’s book is set for release on digital download next month. The Movie Partnership have today announced that new romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret? is set to be released on digital download on the 4th May. Based on Sophie Kinsella’s novel of the same name, Can… Read More

REVIEW: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

This refreshing take on the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper offers new insight into their lives while highlighting the striking inaccuracies in the handling of their deaths. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane. Five women who never met each other had one thing in common: the fact they were all murdered in… Read More

REVIEW: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

This beautifully tender story offers a new insight into the world of the Austen sisters interweaving the past and present effectively. It can never be easy being a sister who is overshadowed by her fellow sibling – particularly when that sibling is Jane Austen. But what Gill Hornby’s gorgeously written novel Miss Austen does bring… Read More

Books to Look Out For…

Here’s a guide to some of the best books being published during the rest of the year… The Betrayals by Bridget Collins: this new novel from the author of The Binding comes this new tale, set to be published in November. In an exclusive institution tucked away in the mountains the best and brightest study… Read More

Opinion: Love London Love Culture

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discusses the devastation and impact that the coronavirus is currently having… It is hard to believe that we are in this situation. Places heading onto lockdown, people having to work from home and a shameful amount of stockpiling of food and other essentials. While of course most of our… Read More

REVIEW: Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir

Alison Weir produces the most fascinating story surrounding the life of Henry VIII’s fourth wife. When it comes to Henry VIII’s wives, most historical fiction novels that I seem to read usually focus on the stronger female queens – particularly Anne Boleyn, which is why it is fascinating to read a novel about a queen… Read More

Review Round up: The Mirror and the Light By Hilary Mantel

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the concluding part of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy. The Guardian: “The Mirror & the Light is generously self-sufficient – to read this alone would hardly be skimping: it is four or five books in itself. But it also continues, deepens, and revises its forebears, negotiating with… Read More

Review Round Up: Actress by Anne Enright

We round up the reviews for Anne Enright’s latest novel… The Guardian: “There are leaps of joy in Actress, for all its darkness. It sparkles with light, rapid, shrugging wit; cliches are skewered in seconds, and thespian types are affectionately set in motion to carry on chatting in the margins.” The Observer: “This novel achieves what… Read More