Literature Clubs

The more the merrier! The Alliance Française Cambridge is happy to host not one, but two, Reading Clubs!

Book Club

 On Mondays
16:00 to 17:00
7 sessions/year
£10/session | £45/5 sessions | £85/10 sessions | £200/25 sessions

The Book Club, taking place on Mondays, is a unique opportunity to discuss literature in a friendly and dynamic group environment. This club is about expressing your views and opinion towards a book, explaining why you appreciated it -or not-, and what moved you or made you laugh. 7 sessions are scheduled for this year, giving you time to read it fully and peacefully. You may join us for the entire period or choose which sessions you would like to attend.

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Literature in Time

 On Tuesdays
16:30 to 17:30
18 sessions/year
£10/session | £45/5 sessions | £85/10 sessions | £200/25 sessions

“Literature in Time” provides for an alternative to the Book Club. It focuses on the analysis of small texts from various authors selected by the cultural team. The selection is adaptable according to the group’s desires and aspirations. The sessions are mainly based on the discussion and analysis of the extracts with the group and the cultural team. The texts being smaller than an entire book, there is a session every two weeks, but you can choose to join us whenever you desire.

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This year, the Book Club reading program focuses on Francophones writters from all around the world!

You can find the complete list of the books above. You can contact our partners at Heffers Bookshop to purchase them.

For any further details, please contact us, by e-mail at or by phone at 01223 561 854.


July 2020

I enjoyed the talk on Friday given by Nicolas.  All praise to him for delivering it in such good English.


July 2020

Je voulais juste dire que moi aussi j’ai aimé ces petits amuse-bouche de la littérature française donnés au cours du book club en ligne pendant le confinement. C’était d’autant plus agréable que je pouvais y accéder de ma ville à 40 km de Cambridge! Merci Gaël pour vos explications sur les auteurs et les textes.


July 2020

Merci d’avoir mis en place le Book Club en ligne.  Je trouve que nos séances ont été réussies même chez Zoom, tout le monde a eu l’occasion de participer, même plus peut-être que dans notre situation normale. Le choix de courts morceaux – contes, poèmes – a donné la possibilité de beaucoup de variété dans la même heure, la discussion n’a pas tari, et merci à Gaël de nous avoir fourni tant de mises en scène.


July 2020

I have been happy with all the teachers we have had and all the subject matter – bottom line for me is that it is French and there is always something to learnI am also very much enjoying the Club de Lecture never having been able before Covid to attend.Gael is very ‘sympa ‘ and knowledgable.


July 2020

Je suis super-contente avec les clubs de lecture.  Félicitations à toute l’équipe – mais  surtout à Gaël …. !