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

REVIEW: Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes

The writer explores some of the most famous Greek myths – but from the female characters perspectives to offer an engaging contemporary insight. Who knew Beyonce, Star Trek and Orange is the New Black could have relevance to Greek mythology? But with strong knowledge, research and humour, Natalie Haynes examines not only how the female… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Reads of 2020

Having spent more time at home in the last year, here are some of our favourite reads from 2020…. The Devil’s Due by Bonnie MacBird: Sherlock Holmes finds himself involved in a brand new case in this gripping new story that sees a number of leading philanthropists are being killed in alphabetical order and all… Read More

Opinion: Favourite Cultural Pieces of the Year

Editor and Founder Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite pieces that she has written for Love London Love Culture this year…. Review of Kylie’s latest album Disco: this has been the first album in ages that I have had constantly playing! It has so many danceable tunes that it is impossible not to like.… 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

REVIEW: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Nominated for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, this is a powerful and imaginative retelling of the Trojan War. Although the story of the Trojan War is well known, through either films such as Troy starring Brad Pitt or of course Homer‘s Iliad – the story has always been told from the male perspective. A story… Read More

NEWS: Shortlist Announced for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020

The prize will be awarded in a rescheduled ceremony in September. Organisers of this year’s Women’s prize for Fiction have announced the shortlist of nominees up for the £30,000 prize.  This year’s prize will see Hilary Mantel, nominated for The Mirror & the Light the concluding part to her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, compete alongside Hamnet by… Read More