French Book Group (Fluent Reading)
We meet every Wednesday afternoon, unless we decide otherwise, 2.30 to 4.00pm in the Leader's Home. We close down for the summer between May and September.
Members order their own book copies via Internet. There are usually 8-12 members present. We agree on how many pages to read before the next meeting, then discuss them and read on a little way, which usually leads to further discussions - in French, but we’re not averse to dropping into English if we can’t find the words!
Our latest books are the short stories by Anna Gavalda - Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part - and the 19th century classic by Honoré de Balzac - Le Père Goriot.
We appreciate any book that enlarges our picture of the French experience, especially while we are sitting around the fire in cosy armchairs.
We read books in French, therefore a certain level of fluency is obviously required, but if you would like to join us, please get in touch with the Group leader as given in the Newsletter or via the Contact page on this website. Numbers are limited only by the number of armchairs in the sitting room (not unlike the Académie Française…) However, although we are getting more ambitious, none of us is anywhere near those heights! If you would like to join us on Wednesday afternoons, do get in touch