Our top three entertainment picks!

We know how it can be, Lanson. When you’ve worked all day, looked after the kids and absorbed the never-ending news on the Covid-front, sometimes all you want to do is sit back, shut the door and take some time to escape into a good book or film.

That’s why our content writer Rosie has come up with a little list of our top three picks of entertainment we have watched and discovered recently, that we think you would love! Give them a go and let us know what you think!


The Light Between Oceans by M L Steadman

I actually borrowed this last summer, but only recently got round to reading it. It took me all of three days to get through this book.

Set in post-First World War Australia, the novel follows the story of Tom and Isabel Sherbourne as they live a simple yet isolated life in a lighthouse. Desperate for a child of their own following a series of miscarriages, the couple is presented with a miracle when a baby washes up on their island - but is it really a miracle or a tragedy?

The book navigates its way through love, loss, trauma and desperation, and makes for a heavy but gripping read.



Behind Her Eyes, Netflix


All three of us at Launceston Life have been glued to our television screens watching this dramatic thriller on Netflix.

Starring Simona Brown, Eve Hewson and Tom Bateman, the 6-episode series focuses on single mum Louise who begins an affair with her boss David while befriending his lonely wife Adele. Viewers will change their minds about the characters regularly as the story unfolds, with huge twists along the way.

The entire series is available to watch on Netflix.




The Dig, Netflix


I sat down to watch this on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I am so thankful I did!

The Dig stars Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan and is a heartwarming and emotional true story about the archaeological dig to uncover an Anglo-Saxon ship and burial ground in Suffolk just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Conducted by amateur archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), the site was soon taken over by the British Museum, and the film explores the dig and the people behind it.

The Dig is available to watch on Netflix.


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