REVIEW: The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Karen Swan’s latest book is filled with plenty of glamour and intrigue with a hint of romance to create a story which simmers with tension throughout.  For anyone looking for an easy going but intriguing story that combines tragedy, heartache and corruption in one book could do a lot worse than reading this entertaining new… Read More


REVIEW: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

Maggie Harcourt’s latest book is the perfect young adult read for those who love the theatre or dream of working in the industry.  Giving a detailed insight into the way in which theatre works behind the scenes with a hint of young romance, Maggie Harcourt’s latest novel doesn’t fail to charm or engage the reader… Read More

Five Books on LLLC’s Must-Read List

Here are five books that are  Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon’s list of must-reads….  1. When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher: as someone who loves the theatre the idea of a novel involving the world of theatre is naturally very appealing – particularly when it has been written by an author who has… Read More

REVIEW: Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Although occasionally it comes across as a how-to-do-it-yourself type book, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir is always entertaining to read.  If you are looking for a way to break into musicals, reading Unmasked is a good starting point as Andrew Lloyd Webber takes readers on a journey exploring some of his biggest musical hits – including… Read More

NEWS: South Bank Sky Arts Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been announced in a ceremony that took place at the Savoy Hotel.  Hosted by  Melvyn Bragg, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards (now in its 18th year) celebrates  the complete range of the arts, with categories for TV Drama, Classical Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Film, Visual… Read More

DVD Review: Fifty Shades Freed

The third and final instalment based on the popular books is perhaps the strongest of the trilogy – but still lacks in impact as situations come to a head.  It has to be said that while the books and films have proven popular with audiences and readers alike, the Fifty Shades trilogy has also attracted… Read More

REVIEW: The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies

This latest novel from the author is vibrant in its descriptions that surround a beautifully heart wrenching story about lies, betrayal and love.  Sweeping readers back to 1935 Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), Dinah Jefferies beautifully manages to capture the beauty of the island while providing a deeply engaging and emotional tale about grief,… Read More

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