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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 LLC 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. 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

Friday, 6 February 2015

Bookclub meeting on 19th February 2015

LLC Bookclub - What's next?

For the 2015 February bookclub meeting on the 19th, at 2.30 pm at the usual venue,
we have chosen the theme of  Sisters

two teenage sisters staring at each other isolated on white


As with our last theme, you find whatever you like, however tight or loose an association with sisters.




My sister says i hate her, 
she does, she does! 
My sister says she hates me, 
she does, she does! 


My sister doesn't know i love her, 
she doesn't, she doesn't! 
i don't know if my sister loves me, 
i don't, i don't!

cma andrews

 




Nice to see you all last Thursday. January 2015:  Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: 

9 of us huddled round the fire at our venue last Thursday to discuss our January book.  
A memorable book, not life changing, but one that described the Val d’Hiv, the roundup of Jewish families in Paris in 1942 and the part the French Police played in it.  The explicit scenes of their encampment and the guilt that Sarah lived with for not being able to save her brother, were harrowing and upsetting.  After the initial account of Paris in 1942,  the story line is lightened somewhat by the authors married life and life in modern day Paris. Her ‘fever’ to trace Sarah’s whereabouts drove her to Italy and the US, another pregnancy and ultimate marriage break down and it was at this point that we felt the book slightly fell apart.  But all in all, a good informative and moving read.
Made in to a film in 2010 with Kristin s.Scott Thoma





March book is "Song of Time" by Ian Macleod

Song of Time
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award: 

"Roushana Maitland has known great fame and great sorrow throughout her long life. As a world-renowned musician, she was the queen of the Paris bohemians even as nuclear war raged elsewhere around the globe. She lost a beloved brother in a terrorist-created biological nightmare. She sometimes relished, sometimes endured her marriage to a brilliant and unpredictable conductor. Now, she lives out her days on the rugged Cornish coast, remembering past glories and heartbreaks. She struggles with the decision to let her life slip away, or choose a virtual existence for eternity, as so many of her friends and acquaintances have already done.

Then, one day, she discovers a naked young man who has washed up on the beach. She brings him home, dresses him in her husband’s clothes, and calls him “Adam.” As this strange arrival convalesces, Roushana shares her stories and her secrets, recounting the personal landmarks in a remarkable life lived in a world gone mad, even as his own past remains a mystery."

Look forward to seeing you then.

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