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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

Sunday, 15 November 2015

November 2015 on 19th LLC book club meeting

LLC Bookclub - What's next? 

Below are some of the choices bookclub members have made for
November 19th:
  On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

'On Writing is both a textbook for writers and a memoir of Stephen's life and will, thus, appeal even to those who are not aspiring writers. 
If you've always wondered what led Steve to become a writer and how he came to be the success he is today, this will answer those questions.'

Looking forward to meeting you all at 14.30h on 19 November 2015.

December 15thThe Postmistress by Sarah Blake  (this was chosen from Wendy’s 3 suggestions the others being:  Incendiary by Chris Cleeve and On Green Dolphin Street by Sebastian Faulkes).

Thank you for the books for the Craft LLC Marche de Noel on 28 & 29 November.  We could do with some more but I do need some support and helpers for this weekend – please let me know asap if you are able to help, or not.

We had a great time on Thursday indulging our love of books and food!  ‘Food’ proved to be an excellent theme and one that could even be repeated.
Books from the Food Theme

Food in England, Dorothy Hartley
A Debt to Pleasure, John Lanchester
Falling Cloudberries, Tessa Kiros
French Cooking, Julia Child
Relish, Prue Leith
Monet’s Cookery, Clare Joyes
Is there a nutmeg in the house, Elizabeth David
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
Picasso Bon Vivant
Memories of Gascony, Pierre Kaufmann
Italian Food, Elizabeth David
Crazy Water/Pickled Lemons, Diana Henry
Aphrodite, Isabel Allende
Caroline’s choice is below

My choice of food related book was Marguerite Patten’s Everyday Cookbook first printed, I think, in 1968. My mother, in a desperate attempt to turn me into a young lady, gave me this book when I was about 18 and completely disinterested in cooking or any other domestic activity.

On the extremely rare occasions when I needed to produce something edible for anyone other than myself I consulted this book and, over the next few years, thanks to Marguerite, I became (I like to think) fairly proficient in good, plain, basic British cooking! Since then my tastes and culinary skills have changed but the book is still on my kitchen shelf, battered, stained, spineless & rarely consulted - unless, of course, I need to refresh my memory on how to prepare Mulligatawny Soup or Pineapple Soufflé Pudding. I shall keep it forever !
I have put the dates in above for the November and December meetings but, 

Remember, Book Club is always on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Look forward to seeing you in November and hearing from you re the marché de noel.
Thanks, Jackie

For more information about any of the above or our next meeting and venue, please contact:
LLC secretary: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com
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Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac.
Also see bookclub page of this blog to see what we have been reading so far. 

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