This week also features Anne Lister’s childhood romance and ITV’s The Tower 


The sun has come up finally! But that’s not the only thing that’s brought some rays of happiness into our week. This week has seen the release of many new exciting shows and books. Clear your weekend schedules! 

Here is DIVA’s Friday Round Up bringing you all the hottest (and queerest) releases from the week. 

TV: The Wheel Of Time season two 

We have been waiting all summer for this day to come! Finally, we get to see the amazing Rosamund Pike back on our screens for season two of Amazon Prime’s The Wheel Of Time. The fan-fave fantasy TV series follows the story of Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) who takes five people on a tumultuous journey in the belief that one of them may be the reincarnation of the Dragon — an individual prophesied to be the saviour or destroyer of the world. 

We’ve got our fingers crossed that they’ll be buckets more queer content in season two! 

BOOK: Night Of The Living Queers by Shelly Page and Alex Brown

This YA horror anthology features only queer authors of colour such as Sara Farizan, Maya Gittelman, and Kosoko Jackson putting their own spin on classic horror tropes. It’s never too early for a bit of Halloween spirit, right? This new release feels exciting, fresh, and has something for everyone. 

TV: The Tower season two 

After the rollercoaster of season one, we were thrilled to see that ITV’s The Tower was returning for season two. Released on Monday 28 August, get ready to be thrown into another nail-biting case with DS Sarah Collins (Gemma Whelan). Playing the heartbroken lesbian police officer, we can’t wait to see Gemma solving another case. 

BOOK: Learned By Heart by Emma Donoghue

Are you missing Gentleman Jack? Emma Donoghue could tell. This week her hotly-anticipated sapphic release Learned By Heart hit the shelves. Based on the real-life relationship between Anne Lister and Eliza Raine, the book follows their romance through boarding school and the impacts it has on their adult lives. 

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