Upcoming Events

Literature in Time n°12 : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le Petit Prince

To join our next literary session, follow the information below.

Step 1: Click here to register by following the instructions

Step 2: Read the three texts we have selected. You can find them by clicking here :

Texte 1. Le Petit Prince – Chapitre I

Texte 2. Le Petit Prince – Chapitre II

Texte 3. Le Petit Prince – Chapitre XXI

Step 3 : Once you have registered, you should receive your zoom link by mail, and will be able to join the session on the 20th of April, at 5:00pm.

20 April 2021
Online
5:00 pm
£8 (for membres) - £10 (for non membres)
The Final Transgression - Love and loss during the occupation of France - Meet the Author

In June of 2020, Harriet published her first work of fiction, Final Transgression, a harrowing story of love and loss during the Nazi occupation of France. In Final Transgression, 85-year-old Caroline Aubry tells the tale of the tragic wartime destiny of her beloved younger sister, Severine, a beautiful and intelligent woman but obstinate and unaware, two traits that will ultimately seal her fate.

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23 April 2021
Online
6:00 pm
Free - Donations possible
English-French Translation: a Practical Manual - Meet the Authors

English-French Translation: A Practical Manual allows advanced learners of French to develop their translation and writing skills. This book provides a deeper understanding of French grammatical structures, the nuances of different styles and registers and helps increase knowledge of vocabulary and idiomatic language.

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30 April 2021
Online
4:00 pm
Free - Donations possible
Book Club n°6 - Elle s'appelait Sarah - Tatiana de Rosnay

Two main parallel plots are followed through the book. The first is that of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski, a Jewish girl born in Paris, who is arrested with her parents during the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup. Before they go, she locks her four-year-old brother in a cupboard, thinking the family should be back in a few hours. The second plot follows Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, who is asked to write an article in honour of the 60th anniversary of the roundup.

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24 May 2021
Online
4:00 pm
£8 (for membres) - £10 (for non membres)

Reviews

July 2020

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

Linda

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.

Judith

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.

Sheila

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.

Fiona

July 2020

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

Jane