Love London Love Culture’s Ten Books Looking Forward to Reading: March 2021

Here, Emma Clarendon selects some of the books that she is most looking forward to reading when they are published…. The Thursday Murder Club 2 – Richard Osman: having recently read and enjoyed the first book (in what looks like could be a series?), this latest novel is one that is high on my list… Read More

NEWS: The Queen’s Gambit to be Adapted into a Musical

It has been announced that Walter Tevis’ book that inspired the Netflix series is set to be made into a stage musical. Although the musical is set to be unrelated to the Netflix series, which has won numerous awards since it premiered in December, it will be adapted from Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel. The Queen’s… Read More

NEWS: New Poetry Competition Launched to Celebrate Key Workers

Titled Poetry For Good, the competition has been announced just ahead of World Poetry Day (21st March). Celebrating everyone who has worked hard during the pandemic including teachers delivery drivers, office cleaners and nurses, Poetry For Good wants to celebrate their contribution and raise the profile of their work through poetry. With this new competition… Read More

REVIEW: A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago

This darkly intriguing book brings to life a scandal that shocked King and country in the 17th Century. As someone who enjoys historical fiction, I was immensely intrigued by the story behind Lucy Jago’s debut novel that follows two women right at the centre of the death of Thomas Overbury. Written in a grippingly vivid… Read More

Page to Stage Adaptations

There have been plenty of musicals adapted from films, but with the announcement that Audrey Niffenegger’s best selling novel The Time Traveller’s Wife is being transformed into a musical, we look at other books that have made a successful transition to the stage. The Color Purple by Alice Walker: it really is no wonder that… Read More

NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival Announces Festival Dates

It has been confirmed that the 2021 edition of the festival will run from the 17th to the 30th May. Daniel Brine, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Norfolk & Norwich Festival has confirmed that the festival is set to go ahead this year from the 17th to the 30th May. Following on from the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of Upcoming Theatre Inspired Releases

While we await for theatres to reopen and welcome audiences back, here’s a guide to some of the upcoming releases to indulge your love of theatre. Amelie Original London Cast Recording – CD release: can’t get enough of this charming little musical based on the film? Well good news – as well as being able… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: February 2021

We round up some of the most popular reads available to catch up on for February – including the BBC’s special programme celebrating musicals and reviewing Bonnie Macbird’s new Sherlock Holmes adventure. Review of BBC’s Musicals: The Greatest Show: it was a bit emotional seeing some of our favourite West End stars doing what they… Read More

Opinion: Authors and Greek Mythology

There seems to be an ongoing fascination with Greek mythology and reinterpreting them for a contemporary reader. Emma Clarendon explores this enduring curiosity for mythology and some of the best books she has read about them. I can’t really remember where my obsession with Greek mythology began – except from maybe bits and pieces that… Read More

NEWS: Photographer Albert Watson to Release New Book

Set to be published on the 20th May, the photographer’s new book will feature some of his most famous images. From Alfred Hitchcock to Kate Moss, Albert Watson has photographed some of the most well-known figures in modern life during his fifty year career. Now, he is releasing a brand new book that will feature… Read More