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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

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

LLC January bookclub meeting Januar 2016

LLC Bookclub meeting -  What's next? 

Thursday January 21st THIS time at 3.00pm  - 

West with the Night by Beryl Markham  
(Cathie's choice)was a book from our lucky dip in August:  

Cover, depicting the author in pilot's clothing


for further information about this book please see our bookclub page of this blog.

Outlook on upcoming bookclub meetings

Thursday February 18th 2.30 pm
If on a Winter’s Night, a Traveller by Italo Calvino  (Ann C)


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'Surprise is part of the pleasure of this book, and I won't tell the story of its several failing and successful quests. Let me just say that Ludmilla and the Reader, stranded by the publishers of Calvino and Bazakbal, run across eight more novels of different origins - Japan, Latin America, Belgium, Ireland and three imaginary countries -and that all of these novels are interrupted for one reason or another: a further error of binding, suicide of the author, theft of the book, a sudden arrest.'

Thursday March 17th  2.30 pm :  
Theme of the month –
Literature on Plants & Gardens 
(your choice of any book relating to plants & gardens).
The Water Smart garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens


Thursday April 21st 2.30 pm :  
Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson  (Ginster)


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Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.

All meetings, unless notified, are at Pam’s at 2.30.

What a good post Christmas celebration we had last on 7th January 2016 and many thanks to Wendy for supplying the lovely bubbles and to others for their nibbles.  
'The Postmistress' overall was enjoyed by all but had a few mixed reviews. 
We also welcomed Nellie to our book club.


Happy New Year!
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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