Review Round Up: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s new book explores regret, hope and forgiveness through the eyes of a character who gets to see the possibilities of her life through a library. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… The Guardian: “This is a streamlined novel; no side plots, no broad cast of characters, no twists of fantasy for… Read More

Review Round Up: Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

The author of the Twilight Saga has released a new addition to the series – telling the story from Edward’s point of view. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… The Washington Post: “Meyer wrote with her biggest fans in mind, dedicating the book to them, and plunging into the mind of Washington state’s… Read More

REVIEW: The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jeffries

This latest novel from Dinah Jeffries takes readers right to the centre of the action in World War II as two women help in the dangerous fight against German occupation in Italy. One of the most pleasing things about reading a novel by Dinah Jefferies is the way in which she manages to create such… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 26th July

Here’s a guide to what has been happening this week on LLLC….. Preview of The New Normal Festival: we have shared details of the upcoming outdoor and socially distanced festival which will run at The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth throughout August. Confirmed acts include: magician Ben Hart, Olivier Award winning smash-hit Showstopper! and I Wish… Read More

NEWS: Adrian McKinty Wins Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020

It has been announced that the former Uber driver has won this year’s award for his book The Chain. The Belfast born Adrian McKinty has been awarded the UK’s crime award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, for his best-selling thriller, The Chain, that sees parents forced to abduct children to save the lives of their… Read More

NEWS: Philip Pullman to Release Unseen His Dark Materials Novella

Titled Serpentine, the novel will link where the His Dark Materials series left off as well as linking The Book of Dust series. To celebrate the 25th anniversary since the first book in His Dark Materials series, Northern Lights was released, Philip Pullman has announced he is releasing a new standalone book about teenage Lyra.… Read More

NEWS: Alice in Wonderland Voiced by 159 Actors to be Released as Audio Book

Following on from the Wonderland Challenge which saw 159 actors reading parts of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story, created by voice artist Brad Shaw – it will now be released as an audio book . Brad Shaw has announced the release of the audiobook of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland for NHS. Featuring a total of 159 actors, all of whom… Read More

NEWS: Simon & Schuster to Publish Sir Patrick Stewart’s Memoir

It has been confirmed that Simon & Schuster will be publishing the actor’s memoir. The yet-to-be titled book will offer a revealing look into Sir Patrick Stewart’s life and career – including the roles he played on stage, television, and film in a career spanning seven decades. Meanwhile, the memoir is also set to offer insight into… Read More

NEWS: Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code Heading to the Stage

The stage adaptation of the hit book will embark on a UK tour next year. The Da Vinci Code will be heading to the stage in a UK tour opening at the  Churchill Theatre in Bromley  on the 3rd April 2021. The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are… Read More

REVIEW: My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin’s novel sparkles with glamour, romance and secrets. Following the story of Cora Cash, a wealthy American heiress whose mother is determined to get her married into the world of the English aristocracy, My Last Duchess is a lavish and intriguing novel in which all the characters are as flawed as each other. Set… Read More