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  • Five London Bookshops Worth A Visit
    Posted in: Books, Features

    The twenty-first century London bookshop has adapted to the needs of its customers in particular and changes in society in general, to offer cultural comforts beyond the functional. Some have built-in coffee shops others are all-welcoming browse lounges for the capital’s arty and intellectual. With this broader remit comes an acceptance that not all visitors […]

  • London Book and Screen Week
    London Book and Screen Week
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK  might seem a tenuous creative mix but not when you consider it is celebrating one thing – storytelling, regardless of its form. So whether you’re a book lover, aspiring author, bestseller, film buff, independent film-maker or Hollywood bigwig, then London Book and Screen Week 9- 15th April offers opportunities for […]

  • An Interview with Novelist Nuril Basri
    Posted in: Books, Features

    Not A Virgin is a new novel by Indonesian writer Nuril Basri, which delves into the world of the transgender and transexual community in his home country and shares the coded language they use to communicate. What’s Hot London? magazine talks to him about his creative journey to completion.  Not A Virgin is a pretty […]

  • Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

  • New Brit Novels With an Overseas Flavour
    Posted in: Books, Features

    British authors Rohan Quine and J. S. Jones have novels that whisk you away from the humdrum of the UK to more exotic and glamorous locations. The Beasts of Electra Drive Rohan Quine was raised in South London but lived in the USA for over a decade so his transatlantic background filters into the fictional […]

  • Agents of Dreamland (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Let’s get this clear first. The Signalman is not a signalman he’s actually a special agent hooking up with a mysterious woman, an intelligence operative called Immacolata (love the name) in an Arizona diner. Clarity is an important issue as regards this Lovecraftian novelette by Caitlin R. Kiernan, as you can find yourself getting lost […]