REVIEW: Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

Grief, love and insecurities are all strong presences in this sweetly charming book. Down to earth, Billy and Me is a story featuring a very likeable central character who has traits that many of us can probably relate to. Sophie has a secret which she hasn’t been able to reveal to anyone and has prevented… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Guide to Books to Pre-order

As we spend a lot more time at home and in the sunshine, here’s a guide to some of the best books available to pre-order now… Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (28th January 2021): following the success of her debut novel Blood & Sugar, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s next novel sees Caroline Corsham attempting to seek… Read More

REVIEW: Captain Wentworth’s Diary By Amanda Grange

This lovely retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion from the perspective of Captain Wentworth adds extra depth to this romantic story. Filled with warmth and affection, Amanda Grange shows a great understanding and respect for Jane Austen’s Persuasion in this charming version of the story. Filling in the gaps in the story – in particular the… Read More

REVIEW: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Moving effortlessly between the past and present, Maggie O’Farrell’s novel is a vivid portrait of Shakespeare’s family life. Taking some of the focus off playwright William Shakespeare and shining a light on his family life, Maggie O’Farrell’s profound novel beautifully intertwines the past with the present to offer real depth and insight into the world… Read More

NEWS: Brad Shaw Launches Wonderland Challenge

The voice artist today announced the Wonderland Challenge in which 65 actors and voice artists have come together to record Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. With each performer reading one minute of the novel, this newly announced challenge will help to raise money for the NHS, with over £3000 of the £10,000 target raised so far. In… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th May 2020

Here’s a guide to some of what LLLC has been covering in the last week in case you missed anything… Review of Blackeyed Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre: having had to cancel its international tour early, Blackeyed Theatre kindly shared a recorded version of the production through the company’s Youtube channel. This is the last… Read More

NEWS: Actress Phina Oruche Inspires Boys to Read With Children’s Book

The actress has written her debut children’s book in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Best known for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,  Charmed and  Hollyoaks, actress Phina Oruche has now turned to writing a book for children to inspire young boys to read by featuring a hero who looks like them. As… Read More

NEWS: BBC and WOW Announce Online Women Of The World Festival

The online festival will take place on the 16th and 17th May. The WOW Foundation has today announced it will be collaborating with with BBC Arts, as part of its Culture in Quarantine initiative, to curate a brand new digital Women of the World festival online. Taking place this weekend, the WOWxBBC Festival – the first ever Women… Read More

REVIEW: Mythos by Stephen Fry

For those curious about Greek mythology, this is a wonderfully lively retelling of these famous stories. Prepare to enter a world filled with monsters, Gods and Goddesses as well as magic for this entertaining retelling of some of the most famous stories to exist. Through his own quirky and humorous style, Stephen Fry offers an… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th May

Here’s our weekly guide to some of the most read posts on LLLC this week. Review of National Theatre production of Frankenstein: perhaps unsurprisingly given the popularity of the production when it was experienced live, this is LLLC’s most read post of the week. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, this powerful version of… Read More