A group of book loving Anglophones meet together regularly to discuss books that have been chosen by its members. If you, like us, enjoy reading. Perhaps you would like the opportunity to explore books that you might not have thought of trying. We are a friendly bunch and our discussions are often lively and thought provoking.
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Some of the books we have read and discussed:
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
My Brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante
The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
L’Auberge by Julia Stagg
A Week In December by Sebastian Faulkes
The Book Thief by Markus Zusac
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window by Jonas Jonasson
Woman With A Birthmark by Hakan Nesser
We have recently formed two conversation groups; one to cater for beginners wanting to learn French and a second our French speakers who want to improve their English (with a little French thrown in!)
We have a group of members (English and French) who facilitate these groups. We generally plan specific themes or subjects each time to stimulate the flow of conversation. The main aim is to have relaxed informal groups where people feel happy to speak.
Our dance group meets every other Tuesday during term time near Coutances. The evening encompasses English Country Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and a touch of Morris Dancing thrown in as well.
Members and non-members are welcome, men and women, you don’t need to have a partner to come along. There is a small charge per session of 3€ for members and 4€ for non-members to cover the cost of hiring the venue.
Our walk took us past some very large holiday villas, but also some cosy houses surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and unbelievably the rain waited until we entered the restaurant! We all took the starter buffet and the lunch formule. There was a good ambiance present. Once again it was a success and thanks go to our organiser.
Not wanting to wait for La Rentrée, 11 keen members got together on 21 August for the first of the French conversation groups.
Introductions (in French of course) were made and various aspects of the weather discussed and phrases learnt. Hopefully everyone gained from the discussion and learnt at least that it’s OK to open your mouth and see what French comes out!
16 people and one dog enjoyed a walk in the vicinity of the Abbey at Hambye. Whilst it was raining heavily prior to the walk, it did not rain during the walk but the ground was very wet and some of the bridges were very slippery. Following the walk we had a very nice 3 course meal at the Hotel de La Gare at Gavray where we gained all the calories lost on the walk!