Review Round Up: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The author of the acclaimed memoir Eat, Pray, Love, is back with a brand new novel. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: “It would be easy to dismiss City of Girls as joyous escapism, and God knows there’s little enough of that around right now. But look more closely and what you’ll see… Read More

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REVIEW: Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller has a great gift for taking a Greek myth and adding a subtle contemporary twist to create a compelling and magical read. There is no doubt that Madeline Miller has wonderful gift of retelling and breathing new life into Greek mythology with a beautiful contemporary and lyrical style that reinforces how these stories… Read More

Five Ways to Mark Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday

Here’s a few ideas on how to mark Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday… Pay a visit to Kensington Palace: Queen Victoria was born on the 24th May 1819 and spent her childhood at Kensington Palace, making it a perfect place to visit to mark the anniversary of her birth. The palace also has two very different… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of Emma Rice’s Malory Towers

Emma Rice’s musical adaption of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers will embark on a UK tour from the 19th July. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice for her theatre company Wise Children, this new stage adaptation of Malory Towers is set to star Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as… Read More

Review Round Up: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

Following on from his acclaimed novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Red House, Mark Haddon is back with a brand new story. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: “Haddon teams the novel’s dreaminess with electrically lucid action: shipwrecks, nick-of-time escapes and combat scenes that would… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 28th April

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s most read posts of the last week… Review of One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke: catch up with Love London Love Culture’s review of Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke’s debut novel. In her review, Emma Clarendon said: “Filled with glitz, glamour and of course dancing – this is… Read More

Review Round Up: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ian McEwan’s latest novel. The Observer: “Machines Like Me manages to combine the dark acidity of McEwan’s great early stories with the crowd-pleasing readability of his more recent work. A novel this smart oughtn’t to be such fun, but it is.” www.independent.ie: “Machines Like Me is… Read More

REVIEW: One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke

Filled with glitz, glamour and of course dancing – this is a stylishly easy book to read from start to finish. Easy going and charming from start to finish, even if you don’t look at the front cover it is easy to tell that this is a story written by Anton Du Beke. On every… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st April

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… The Overtures Piano bar announce collaboration with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra: the newly opened piano bar will collaborate with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra for one special evening in which guests can sing along to their favourite musical… Read More

REVIEW: The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies

Vivid and absorbing, The Missing Sister is a beautifully told story of family, romance and mystery. This latest novel from Dinah Jefferies is her best yet, combining vivid detail along with beautifully created characters and a compelling story that makes The Missing Sister thoroughly engaging from start to finish. Set during the 1930’s, Belle is… Read More