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Letter to GQ Board of Editors…From The London Magazine Board of Editors

Dear Sir/Madam, GQ’s decision to present the award of philanthropist of the year to Tony Blair represents an absolute nadir in the vision of the magazine. ...

Virginia Woolf – Art, Life and Vision by Thea Hawlin

Virginia Woolf viewed greatness as a “positive possession”. In her mind greatness was “a bodily presence; it has nothing to do with anything said. It ...

Different Faces – A Poem by Manash Bhattacharjee

"I wonder sometimes where people store all their different faces." ~ Trina Nileena Banerjee The face he wears every morning Reminds him of his mother Combing his hair before ...

Scottish Independence and the old West Lothian question by Bruce Anderson

There is a good old Scottish word: thrawn. It is almost onomatopoeic. The accepted translation into English English is "stubborn", but that does not come ...

TLM Book Club

Reviews on the latest books and old favourites by TLM team and guest writers...

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The Never List
The Summer Queen
Life after Life
Levels of Life
Bring up the bodies
Rachel Joyce
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
The Kingmakers Daughter
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The UK's oldest cultural journal featuring the best original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews and literary essays since 1732.
The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. From Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats to T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Doris Lessing, today it remains at the forefront with the best contemporary writing. Its writers on art have included John Richardson, Alan Bowness, Edward Lucie-Smith and Mel Gooding and it has featured original work by Graham Sutherland, Prunella Clough, Maggie Hambling and Frank Auerbach.