Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Book to Film Adaptations

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite book to film adaptations… Sense and Sensibility: this surprisingly faithful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved story was transformed into a film with the help of Emma Thompson’s screenplay for which she went on to win an Oscar for. The film retains the spirit and… Read More

REVIEW: The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

Said to be the author’s last novel to be set in the Tudor period, The Last Tudor is one of the best she has set in the era.  Telling the story of the lives of the three tragic Grey sisters Jane, Katherine and Mary, Gregory has created a novel that shows how the sisters were… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Year: Books

Here’s a guide to Love London Love Culture’s top ten favourite reads for 2017…  10. When the Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak: this richly engaging story set during World War II brings to vivid life the suffering that the people of Malaya. A haunting an emotional read that thoroughly grips from beginning to end. Check… Read More

Books to Look Out For…August 2017

With so many new releases coming up, here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some that might take your fancy when they are released next month…  1. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz: (released 24th August) this is a brand new detective series based in London by the acclaimed author featuring plenty of buried secrets,… Read More

REVIEW: Three Sisters Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory offers up another fascinating novel that combines the stories of three very different Queens and the complicated relationship between them.  Told through the eyes of Margaret Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister, Philippa Gregory offers a richly detailed account of her life and struggles being Queen of Scotland. Meanwhile entwined with this are letters from… Read More

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Not that an excuse is really needed to sit and read a good book, but National Book Lovers Day provides a great reason to celebrate all things bookish! Here is some of Love London Love Culture’s favourites at the moment… 1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen: there is nothing quite like settling back with a classic… Read More

Book Review: The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory

Two queens fighting for dominance and the English throne, threaten to tear apart the lives of George Talbot and his new wife Bess of Hardwick.  Although readers of Philippa Gregory’s novels understand that there is a sense of fiction about them as historical records during the Tudor times weren’t particularly reliable, there is no doubting… Read More

BOOK REVIEW: The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory once again brings Tudor history to life in her latest novel The Taming of the Queen, which focuses on Henry VIII’s last wife Katherine Parr, who managed to outlive her royal husband. What makes this book particularly interesting before even reading a page of it is how little is known about the king’s… Read More

BOOK REVIEW: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

I absolutely adore historical fiction, particularly when it focuses on Kings and Queens of the past. Now anyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I’m particularly fond of Tudor history – which is when Philippa Gregory’s novels first attracted me. Of course originally, she started with focusing on the central part of Tudor history,… Read More