Interview with… Panashe Chigumadzi

The author spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about her latest book These Bones Will Rise Again.  Hi Panashe, thanks for talking to Love London Love Culture. What made you want to write These Bones Will Rise Again? The short answer is that I was commissioned to write a response to Zimbabwe’s coup not a… Read More

NEWS: Nominations for The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2018 Announced

The nominations for this years The South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been confirmed, celebrating the wide range of creative talent in the arts.  Now in its 22nd year, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2018 winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Savoy Hotel on Sunday 1st July to celebrate the best… Read More

REVIEW: Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber Massie-Blomfield

Amber Massie-Blomfield’s book explores the history of theatres from across the UK, affectionately written but also deeply researched.  “It is more than actor’s shrine: it is a symbol for everyone. It is a symbol of our need to communicate.” Sir Ian McKellen may have been talking about the campaign to save the Rose Playhouse from… Read More

Interview with…Kayo Chingonyi

The London based poet spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Editor Emma Clarendon about his debut poetry collection Kumukanda and being  shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize.  Hi Kayo – thank you for talking to Love London Love Culture. Congratulations on being shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. How do you feel about being nominated? Hello, thank you!… Read More

REVIEW: Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

In the latest of her Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir effectively breathes new life into Anne Boleyn, offering a fresh perspective of a woman who has long been made out to be a villain.  For hundreds of years Anne Boleyn has been called a huge number of different names (none of them flattering) –… Read More

Review Round Up: Circe by Madeline Miller

The author has written a retelling of the Greek myth, following on from her acclaimed novel The Song of Achilles. Here’s what critics have had to say about her latest novel… The Guardian: “Some will consider her prose too purple, her plotting too neat, but others will find it supple, pitched in a register that… Read More

REVIEW: The Honey Farm on the Hill by Jo Thomas

This heartwarming tale about family, love and regret makes for perfect summer reading.  With The Honey Farm on the Hill, Jo Thomas has created a warmly affectionate story of family, love and loss covered with an attempt to save a honey farm in Crete. The story follows Nell, forced to revisit her past in Crete… Read More

REVIEW: The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

Said to be the author’s last novel to be set in the Tudor period, The Last Tudor is one of the best she has set in the era.  Telling the story of the lives of the three tragic Grey sisters Jane, Katherine and Mary, Gregory has created a novel that shows how the sisters were… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo reimagines Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy as a crime thriller – but what have critics had to say about it?  He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded… Read More

REVIEW: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Based on the famous Cottingley fairies photographs, Hazel Gaynor’s gentle novel beautifully brings the past and the present together to create an evocative story about family and the power of believing in magic… Hazel Gaynor’s fourth novel brings to life the true story behind the Cottingley fairies and the photographs taken by Elsie Wright and… Read More