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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

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

December Bookclub meeting postponed to January 07, 2016

Our Christmas meeting is postponed to  
Thursday 07 January 2016, in Reans at 4pm to discuss Wendy’s choice, 


Wendy will bring champagne (or some sort of bubbles!), Pam is kindly making mince pies, Cathie and me some savouries for this Christmas meeting.  Any other offers of nibbles most welcome.

We will also be choosing the February book from Ann’s suggestions which are:

‘If on a winter’s night a traveller’, by Italo Calvino 
If On A Winter's Night A Traveler is a surreal story about the hunt for a mysterious book. The book deals playfully with the writing of fiction and its conventions. 

‘Red Dust’ by Gillian Slovo
Red Dust is a literary novel which explores the meanings and effects of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and was made into a film released in 2004.  

‘The Fever Tree’, by Jennifer McVeigh
‘The Fever Tree’ has been compared to Gone with the Wind and Out of Africa. The novel takes place in South Africa, in 1880, a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land, the protagonist, Frances becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals.

‘The Magus’, by John Fowler
John Fowles unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a feast for the mind and the senses.

The January book, suggested by Cathie is 
Thursday 21 January in Reans at 2.30.

 Cover, depicting the author in pilot's clothing

Looking forward to kicking off the Christmas festivities. 
Meanwhile, have a very happy, indulgent Christmas!!
See you in January

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