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Interview | Saul David

The fantastic historian and novelist Saul David popped by our offices to chat about his new book, Jack the Ripper, naughty royals and crime...

Review | The Only Story by Julian Barnes

The Only Story by Julian Barnes Readers who were a little disappointed by Barnes’s last political fiction The Noise of Time will be glad to...

Poetry | The Line by Fiona Sampson

White trunks divide the dark beside the line and in the dusk trees pause since if they do not move they cannot see themselves or know this moment has...

Fiction | The Arrangement by Jennifer Johnson

There’s someone in the kitchen. I hear the kettle being filled. I look at the clock, it’s not yet seven, he’s up early. He...

Essay | On Writing Ethnic Stories by Haleh Agar

I was told to use my maiden name – Hassan-Yari, a name that usually meant extra questions at the customs queue but now would...
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Review | Guglielmo Alfarone at Ping-Pong Covent Garden

Guglielmo Alfarone for "Art Comes Alive at Ping-Pong Dim Sum" “What happens tonight is a surprise for me as much as it is you… I...

Review | A Walk Through Essex Road IV at Tintype

  When walking the streets of London, its minor and major roads, its arteries and veins, begin to enmesh themselves with the walker’s brain. Over...

Review | Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel by...

Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel Neil Roberts, Clemson University Press   As the subtitle to this literary study indicates, Neil Roberts offers a...

Review | Richard III: Brother, Protector, King by Chris Skidmore

Dick the Bad: History's Most Famous Murder Suspect Richard III: Brother, Protector, King - by Chris Skidmore Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20 ‘Edwards Four, Five, Dick the Bad/...

Review | Rainsongs, by Sue Hubbard

Sue Hubbard’s Rainsongs has a unique and beautiful emotive quality that shines through its delicately constructed prose in a love-letter to Ireland, memory and parenthood,...

Interview | Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is a broadcaster, actor and writer who has just written Mythos, an elegant and entertaining retelling of the myths of Ancient Greece. Watch...
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Friends of TLM | An Interview with Rachel Hurd-Wood

The first in our new interview series - Friends of The London Magazine Rachel Hurd-Wood is an actress and writer who has been published...

Julie Cope’s Naked Lunch

  ‘God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.’ Said Nietzsche, so instead of looking to religion for comfort we laugh at...

Interview | Bruce McLean

Bruce McLean is a Scottish performance sculptor who has just written A Lawnmower in the Loft - an amusing and light-hearted collection of snapshot...

Poetry | The Air Has Cleared by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

The air has cleared today, Over the city, and in my head, I see the trees breathe The invisible greenness of air, I feel the taste of sunlight On...

Review | Fahrelnissa Zeid at the Tate Modern

  ‘When I’m painting, I am always aware of a kind of communion with all living things, I mean with the universe as the sum...

Review | Keith Vaughan: On Pagham Beach, Photographs and Collages from...

  It is hard for those brought up in a world of gender fluidity, with debates about who has the right to use which bathroom,...

Review | David James at Gallery 46

  Gallery 46 is located in two renovated Georgian houses with their skirting, floorboards and sash windows still intact. Walking through the entrance hall and...

Fiction | The Golden Eel by Neil Burns

It had been twenty years since they last met. Thirty eight year old Eoghan O’Dullach was nervous inside; and in his brain he was...

Review | Melancholia – A Sebald Variation at Somerset House

  Descend the vertiginous spiral staircase to the Inigo Rooms of Somerset House in London between September 21st and December 10th 2017, and you will...

Review | Calder on Paper: 1960 – 1976 at the Saatchi...

  SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year aiming to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure...

Extending the Range of Pejoratives: Howard Jacobson’s Pussy

  Written in “a fury of disbelief” during the weeks that followed the unlikely election of Donald Trump, Howard Jacobson’s latest novel Pussy dramatizes the...

Review | The Flesh To The Frame at Opera Gallery London

  David Kim Whittaker’s current exhibition THE FLESH TO THE FRAME reveals a powerful vortex of chaos and harmony. Presented in two parts In the...

Review | The Essence of Things at 48 Albemarle Street

Arriving at 48 Albemarle Street you immediately enter a stripped-back environment; surrounded by exposed brick, wood and metal. This industrial interior makes a refreshing...

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