Reflecting on Seven Years of Love London Love Culture

The 22nd April marked the 7th Anniversary of Love London Love Culture. Emma Clarendon reflects on these seven years and how there is still plenty to come. If I’m being completely honest – I’m not quite sure where the last seven years has disappeared to as it genuinely feels like it was only the other… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Boleyn ‘The Great and Infamous Whore’ by Alison Weir

With very little historical information available, this biography of Anne Boleyn’s sister is filled with plenty of theories but overall feels lacking in real substance – with other key family members still overshadowing her life. While there have been countless books devoted to the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, I was curious to find… Read More

REVIEW: The Best of the West End: The Life and Work of Frith Banbury by Charles Duff

While this examination of theatre and the work of Frith Banbury is absorbing in places – the tone and style in which it has been written feels all over the place. This book it has to be said is a bit of a puzzlement. Part biography, part theatrical history, part play analysis, The Best of… Read More

REVIEW: All About Me! By Mel Brooks

Hilarious and insightful – this is an ideal read for anyone hoping to work in the film industry. I must have been about 15 when I first watched Blazing Saddles and I was instantly blown away by the way in which Mel Brooks and his collaborators on this hilarious and always on the edge of… Read More

Interview With…Eileen Browne

We chatted to the author about her book Handa’s Surprise which has been transformed into a stage production, currently playing at the Little Angel Theatre. For those who don’t know, what is Handa’s Surprise about? In the book, Handa is carrying seven delicious fruits in a basket on top of her head. One by one,… Read More

REVIEW: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

This sequel to the author’s acclaimed The Thursday Murder Club is a riotous if occasionally silly murder mystery that is still immensely enjoyable read. What made The Thursday Murder Club so immensely enjoyable was its characters and their outlook on life – in particular the way in which the way that four residents (Elizabeth, Joyce,… Read More

REVIEW: Daughters of the Night by Laura Shepherd Robinson

This follow up to Blood & Sugar is equally as compelling to read – but sometimes the intricacies of the plot can become slightly overwhelming in places. Filled with secrets, intrigue, corruption and exploitation there is certainly plenty for readers to immerse themselves in Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s follow up to her critically acclaimed Blood & Sugar.… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Most Popular Reads: 2021

Here’s our top ten most popular reviews and interviews of 2021…. Review of Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Leicester Square Theatre: July saw us paying a visit to the Leicester Square Theatre to catch Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s own unique take on Shakespeare’s tragedy. It was our first time seeing the company and was certainly the most entertaining take… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Books of 2021

Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite reads of 2021 that helped her escape the real world for a few hours! The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey: while initially it took me a while to used to the style in which the story was written, I really did fall in love with the… Read More

Page to Stage Adaptations in the West End: September 2021

Love reading? You can experience many of your favourite books on stage – whether as a musical or as a play. Here’s a guide to some of the shows you can catch based on beloved books. The Mirror and the Light, Gielgud Theatre: the concluding part to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy has been adapted… Read More