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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

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Bookclub summary of March 2013 - What Am I Doing Here, Bruce Chatwin

For a collection of short stories Bruce Chatwin’s

 What Am I Doing Here 

certainly provoked some good discussion.  
He writes about his fascinating travels and people he met, in his rather staccato but eloquent style,  which are beautifully described and often humorous.
There were mixed opinions of this book from “thoroughly enjoyed” to “good in places” and one story “really pissed her off”!! 

Interestingly, Pam had met his widow Elizabeth, in their beautiful home in Henley, which was full of treasures from his travels. 

The stories he tells were unusual, weird and wonderful such as the wolf boy in India, looking for the Yeti in Nepal and following Mrs Ghandi on her political bandwagon. 

This is a personal collection by a uniquely gifted writer who was facing death and wanted to share his fascinating experiences. 
Most of us , if we hadn’t already, would like to read more of his travel books.

Next LLC bookclub meeting will be 

to discuss the book by

Especially for Jane Austen fans very interesting: Pemberley, Jane Austen fans will recall, is the large Derbyshire estate owned by Fitzwilliam Darcy, who weds Elizabeth Bennet at the end of “Pride and Prejudice,” and in “Death Comes to Pemberley,” P. D. James’s surprising new sequel to that novel, it becomes the scene of a murder.

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