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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

As part of our bi-monthly book club, in collaboration with the French American Center, we have the pleasure to announce that we are debating “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by American best-selling author Ayana Mathis, published by Windmill, on March 20th at 7 PM. Ayana Mathis is a

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Our Next Book Club

For our next Book Club meeting, we have chosen to read the latest short story collection from Alice Munro. The Canadian writer recently received the Nobel Prize for Literature and was described by the Swedish Academy as “the sovereign of new contemporary art”. The book consists of

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The first Book Club meeting

The Book Club made its debut on Tuesday the 12th November at Sauramps.  The book in question was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a novel by Rachael Joyce which explores the importance of love and friendship in the face of suffering.  We shared our personal responses

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The Book Club

‘The Book Club’ and ‘Le Rayon Langues Sauramps’ is coming back! In collaboration with ‘The French American Centre’ we are offering the opportunity to meet up twice a month to discuss, share and exchange ideas. During our next in Sauramps meeting we will be talking about the

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On The French Riviera

Montpellier based author Jeremy Josephs has just published his eighth book.  “It’s an unusual mix of biography, gastronomy, murder, art, sex and scandal”, he declares.  And this is reflected in the title  A MOST UNUSUAL MENU – ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA. It sounds more like fiction than

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We recommend White Lies

White Lies

By 1950, Kenya was on the verge of one of the bloodiest and most protracted wars of decolonisation fought in Britain’s twentieth century empire.’ Britain’s Gulag. P 28. White Lies is about different kinds of war and different kinds of loving. It explores the fragility and partiality

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Book Flogging and Blogging

Comedie du Livre

The « Comedie du livre » is coming back to town this year from the 31st of May through June 3rd and this year’s special focus will be British authors.  This is great news, particularly if you are a thief of garden trowels, given the number of

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Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The help

The Help is an eye opening story of a group of black maids and their female bosses in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. From the first page, Stockett plunges you into the difficult lives of these women living through a horrific time. They each have their own

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