Review Round Up: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Helen Oyeyemi’s latest novel inspired by fairytales and tradition. The Guardian: “There is no boundary, in Oyeyemi’s work, between the magical and the real: and no such boundary exists in the human imagination. When blending the two there is always the risk of whimsy, and Gingerbread falls… Read More


REVIEW: Rebus: Long Shadows, Rose Theatre

Ian Rankin brings his famous detective to the stage in this atmospheric if slightly thin play adaptation. It is always a difficult task to take a beloved book character and place them on stage – fans of the book or character will want to see plenty of faithful representations of situations and details while newcomers… Read More

Books on Love London Love Culture’s Wish List

Here’s a guide to a few books that Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon is looking forward to reading… The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: picking up the story fifteen years after the original story The Handmaid’s Tale left off, this eagerly anticipated sequel to the original is set to be published on the 10th September.… Read More

NEWS: Margaret Atwood to Celebrate Publication of The Testaments with Live Broadcast

To celebrate the publication of the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Fane Productions have confirmed the author will participate in a live broadcast on the publication date. The literary event will begin with the midnight opening at Waterstones Piccadilly with Margaret Atwood. This will be then followed by a six date in-person tour… Read More

REVIEW: A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson’s unique twist placing Agatha Christie right at the centre of a murder mystery is thoroughly engaging. Placing Agatha Christie at the centre of her own murder mystery is a clever and unique way to celebrate the work of the famous author in a completely new light. By combining facts relating to Christie’s own… Read More

REVIEW: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Filled with magic and sadness, Robert Dinsdale’s novel has a quirky  charm about it that keeps you engaged to the very end. I don’t know about anybody else, but as a child I always wondered what happened to my toys as I left the room – did they come to life? If so what on earth they did with themselves during the time I was out of the room? This novel offers a magical insight… Read More

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

Missed anything on Love London Love Culture this week? Here’s what has been proving popular on LLLC…  Review of A Beautiful Noise at the Lyric Theatre: this week saw Love London Love Culture catching the first West End performance of the show dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond. Including songs such as ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, it is a “Designed to be a crowdpleaser”. Review Round Up of Edward II at the Shakespeare’s Globe: this week saw the opening of Edward II and Love… Read More

REVIEW: The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier by Helen Rolfe

This cosy read is perfect reading in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.  In need of cheering up? Or need your faith in love restored? Then you will want to read Helen Rolfe’s cosy and charming The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier. Jo has moved back to Salthaven-On-Sea to help her grandparents run their cafe at the end of the pier and soon comes… Read More

NEWS: Wellcome Book Prize Announces 2019 Book Longlist

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Wellcome Book Prize has  announced the longlist for the 2019 prize.  The annual book prize celebrating literature that highlight the ways in which health, medicine and illness touch people’s lives has confirmed the twelve books which are nominated for this year’s prize. This newly announced longlist is comprised of five novels and seven non-fiction works including six who have written their debut books. Marking… Read More

NEWS: Programme for the Fertility Fest 2019 Confirmed

The festival will take place at the Barbican from the 23rd April to the  18th May. Focusing entirely to the subject of the science of making babies and modern families, Fertility Fest is now in its third year and will explore what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. During the four week festival, fertility and infertility take centre stage in a international programme of theatre,… Read More