REVIEW: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction award winning novel offers a new perspective on Achilles’s story. Filled with passion, drama and tragedy, Madeline Miller faithfully retells this classic story of Achilles and the battle of Troy but adds a contemporary twist by focusing on the close relationship this fierce and proud fighter had with… Read More

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NEWS: Aaron Sorkin’s Adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird to Play in the West End

Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions have confirmed that Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will head to the West End next year.   It has been announced today that Bartlett Sher’s production will be heading to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020. Adapted for the stage by… Read More

NEWS: Life of Pi to Play at the Wyndham’s Theatre

The critically acclaimed production will transfer to the West End following a successful run at Sheffield Theatres earlier this year. It has been confirmed that Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel will transfer to the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 22nd June 2020. Directed by Max Webster, it has also been… Read More

Review Round Up: The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ian McEwan’s political satire. New Statesman: “The Cockroach seems to belong more squarely in the realm of fantasy or magic realism. But McEwan still finds room, amid all the Hansard send-ups and diplomatic silliness, to allude to more troubling physical-philosophical quandaries, while positing an alternative history of… Read More

REVIEW: Death in a Desert Land by Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson perfectly blends fact with fiction in his latest murder mystery that has plenty of twists and turns along the way. This latest novel by Andrew Wilson sees famed author Agatha Christie being sent to Mesopotamia to investigate the death of explorer and writer Gertrude Bell who died two years prior to when the… Read More

Review Round Up: The Confession by Jessie Burton

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the latest novel from the author of The Miniaturist. The Guardian: “Burton is a writer fully in control of her craft as she employs the fundamental co-ordinates of a fairytale. Overall it stands as another understated triumph for the patient typist.” iNews: “Serious yet playful, and… Read More

Review Round Up: For the Record by David Cameron

The former Prime Minister has released his autobiography and LLLC rounds up the reviews… The Observer: “The book’s voice is not as humble as the interviews he has given to promote it. There are lengthy tracts of self-justification as he relitigates every controversy of his career before almost invariably coming to the conclusion: “I was… Read More

Review Round Up: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The Guardian: “Perhaps no other writer has managed her own phenomenon with so much grace and skill. The Testaments is Atwood at her best, in its mixture of generosity, insight and control.” Wired.co.uk: “The sequel is able to buoy you as… Read More

REVIEW: The Mister by E.L James

This latest offering from the Fifty Shades of Grey author is definitely a strong book in terms of plot – but there are still a few issues with the characters. It has to be said that this latest book from E.L James while sticking resolutely to the same format – rich man falls for a… Read More

First Impressions of…Little Women

This new film adaptation based on the classic novel features an impressive cast and is set to be released near Christmas. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, it has to be said this is still a story that will gain a whole new readership if Greta Gerwig’s lavish and spirited looking film is anything… Read More