It is a sweet, rather than charged story that London poet and author Bernardine Evaristo tells here, and though ‘Mr Loverman’ is not as obviously politically or socially challenging as her previous work (which won her an MBE in 2009), the poignant tragi-comedy goes some way toward exposing the stifling effects of a culture engrained with prejudice.
Bernadine Evaristo's novel 'Mr Loverman' is published by Hamish Hamilton on August 29 priced £8.99. Click here to buy a copy.
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This pub and kitchen in Houndsditch opened in September 2016 but it's been dressed up to look like it's been there for years. That means Chesterfield banquettes, promotional mirrors from yesteryear and Victorian imagery on the walls. But don't worry, there's plenty of exposed lighting and brickwork, too. Food options range from barbecue wings, salt and pepper squid and mezze boards to burgers, sandwiches, subs, truffled mac n cheese and a range of hand-stretched, stone-baked pizzas. Drinks wise it's wines from worlds old and new, recognisable cocktails and real ale, on draught and by the bottle. Keep an eye out for deals on both booze and food.
Venue says: “Enjoy two-for-one cocktails from our fantastic new selection! Available every day from 6pm to close. No voucher necessary, just come on by!”