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RĂ©ans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, France
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Monday, 25 February 2013

Book club meeting February results

21st February: 
Book Club meeting took place for 

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

This book, although not generally well received, created some good discussion.  It was an interesting story and gave a glimpse into Russian history which tempted some members to want to read more about.  The author, herself, was criticised for her style of writing with short, stunted sentences which didn’t help the flow of the book. 
The story was told by a bookbinder’s daughter, Vavara, who eventually rose to be the Empress Elizabeth’s confidante, one of the palace spies, a loving mother and the close friend of Catherine, who became ‘the Great’.  
Which took a long time to be told in a somewhat Walt Disney type of way describing a cold snowy Russia and the extravagancies of palace life and how if one was ailing, they were bled!  Generally thought to be ‘a bit light’ and disappointing - definitely a winter read!

Pam has chosen 
What Am I Doing Here by Bruce Chatwin for the March meeting.  
This is meeting is exceptionally on 
Friday 22 March 2013 

Sylvia has chosen the April book:  
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James This is meeting is Thursday 18 April 2013

Sue M.’s 3 suggestions for the May book were, 
A Confederency of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, 
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robins and 
The Diaries of Jane Summers by Doris Lessing.

The meeting is on Thursday 16 May with 
The Doris Lessing book chosen:

The Diaries of Jane Summers

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Book Club of the Ladies Lunch Club meets generally on the 

3rd Thursday of each month 

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