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Réans, 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

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Book club meeting June 2013 and outlook for July and August 2013

Caroline suggested books for the July 2013 bookclub meeting (and August) and we are looking forward to discuss them on
Thursday July 18th 

Tan Twan Eng's "The Garden of Evening Mists" is a place of mystery. 
Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? Why is it that Yun Ling's friend and host Magnus Praetorius, seems to almost immune from the depredations of the Communists? 
What is the legend of 'Yamashita's Gold' and does it have any basis in fact? 
And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?

An interesting discussion seem guaranteed.

Thank you to everyone for an enjoyable meeting on last Thursday to discuss

The Long Song paperback cover
The book is written about life in Jamaica around the time of the end of slavery in the 1800’s.  
Narrated by a slave woman, a house maid on a sugar cane estate, the novel tells of the Baptist wars and the horrendous injustices imposed on black people, by mostly British, white land owners. 
Told in the typical West Indian lilting, rhythmic prose, which some found enchanting, others irritating, the book is well written with amusing, descriptive passages.  
All agreed that most of the characters, especially white, were weak and rather inspired but the central character, July, was a strong feisty character.  The book, generally, was enjoyed by most of us, but possibly paled in comparison to Levy’s earlier book, A Small Island.

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Ladies Luncheon June 2013 in Riscle

Our lunch on Tuesday 11th June was at the Relais du Pont d'Arcole Riscle

          Relais du Pont d'Arcole Restaurant Hôtel - Hôtel - Restaurant
          Image from Yellow pages

which was another new venue for us.

Sadly our blogger omitted to take her camera so there are no images
of the restaurant or the food!

The starter was a very well done goat's cheese in flaky pastry.

The main course, in deference to our vegetarian members, was white fish in a sauce served with green beans and long grain rice.

The desert was a very rich chocolcate charlotte which was way too sweet for
my palate.

Image courtesy of Nestlé 

All washed down with red, rosé or white wine with coffee to finish.

Another opportunity to meet, chat and enjoy.

There will be our usual break for summer.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th September and full details will be available later.

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