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L'après-midi des lecteurs

Lecteurs de livres bilingues

The love of literature, of language, of the mystery of the mind and heart showing themselves in the minute, strange, and unexpected combinations of letters and words, in the blackest and coldest print—the love which he had hidden as if it were illicit and dangerous, he began to display, tentatively at first, and then boldly, and then proudly.”
John Williams, Stoner

List of book to December 2017

Novels Posted on Thu, July 13, 2017 16:24

List of forthcoming books for Apres-midi des Lecteurs

August 9th Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie

Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise

September 13th Plague & Cholera Patrick Deville

Pest & Cholera

October 11th Travels with Charley in Search of America John Steinbeck
Voyage avec Charley

November 8th All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doer


December 13th Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

Tout s’effondre

June’s book for discussion plus July and August’s

Novels Posted on Fri, June 02, 2017 21:16

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Le dimanche des meres

and now for the next two books to read:

July 12th Un Chat des Rue nomme Bob
A Street Cat Named Bob
the author is James Bowen (our summer reading!!!!)

August Balzac et la Petit Tailleuse Chinoise
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
the author is Dai Sijie

Next meeting and books to read

Novels Posted on Thu, April 20, 2017 19:42

Here is the latest news from Apres-midi des lecteurs, a change of date and venue for May’s meeting, and a new book for June.

May’s meeting which was on the 10th May has been moved to Wednesday 24th May, 2.30 and will be at the home of one of our group members, Carine who lives in Saujon. Please ring me on 0546065982 or email if you have any queries.

The Book for May is:
 “The Narrow Road to the Deep South” by Richard Flanagan
                                “La route étroite vers le nord lointain”

and for the 14th June at the Chateau in Saujon, salle Aramis, 2.30
we will read: Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Le dimanche des meres

(it is a very short novel!!!)

Amities Diane

Reminder of next two books

Novels Posted on Thu, March 30, 2017 15:39

A reminder for the next meeting and the books we will be reading for April and May:

12th April: “The Tobacconist” by Robert Seethaler

“Le Tabac Tresneik”

10th May: “The Narrow Road to the Deep South” by Richard Flanagan

La route étroite vers le nord lointain”

Resume of 2016

Novels Posted on Thu, January 26, 2017 15:27

We are a small group of book lovers and we meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the Salle Aramis at the Chateau in Saujon at 2.30… The books we choose are always written in the two languages, French and English and are frequently translated into other languages enabling any member to read in their language of choice. Discussions on the books are often in English, but in French if you prefer. We enjoy hearing of books read and enjoyed, and the list of books we read and discussed in 2016 is given below. New members will always be welcomed and also any suggestions happily received. Diane Collins 0546065982

Nous sommes un petit groupe d’amateurs de livres et nous nous retrouvons chaque deuxième mercredi du mois au Château de Saujon dans la salle Aramis…Les livres que nous choisissons sont toujours écrits dans les deux langues, français et anglais, et sont souvent traduits dans d’autres langues ce qui permet à chacun de lire dans la langue de son choix. Les discussions sur les livres sont souvent en anglais ou en français pour ceux qui préfèrent. Nous sommes toujours contents de savoir quels livres ont été lus et appréciés par les autres et la liste des livres discutés cette année est donnée ci-dessus. Nous seront toujours ravis d’accueillir de nouveaux membres et toute nouvelle idée. Diane Collins 0546065982

Coup de Coeur…lots of interesting titles and they are all on the blog….

Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

A Fringe of Leaves by Patrick White Un Ceinture des Feuilles….

Remembering Babylon by David Malouf…Je me souviens Babylon (this was our venture into Australian literature!!!)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote

Chess ou Le Jouer d’échecs Stefan Sweig

A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

Mr Gwyn by Alessandro Barrico

Lightning or Des Eclaires par Jean Echenoz

The Sense of an Ending par Julian Barnes

Sweet Caress by William Boyd


Novels Posted on Tue, January 17, 2017 16:56

The First Few Books we are reading in 2017

January 11th Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov

8th February “Readng Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi

“Lire Lolita a Teheran”

8th March: “My Brilliant Friend” Elena Ferrante

“L’amie prodigieuse”

12th April: “The Tobacconist” by Robert Seethaler

“Le Tabac Tresneik”

10th May: “The Narrow Road to the Deep South” by Richard Flanagan

“La route étroite vers le nord lointain”

Books to discuss

Novels Posted on Tue, July 19, 2016 10:14

August 10th 2.30 The Book is our own Coup de Coeur…choose a book or author you like

September 14th at 2.30

The Book for September will be Mr Gwyn by Alessandra Barrico

October 12th at 2.30

October’s book is Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Petit-déjeuner chez Tiffany

November 9th at 2.30

November’s book is Stefan Sweig’s Chess

Le Joueur d’échecs

December 14th December’s book A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Vieu, Raleur et Suicidaire

Wednesday 13th July

Novels Posted on Wed, July 06, 2016 19:24

We will meet on Wednesday 13th July at 2.30 pm to discuss Sweet Caress or Les Vies Multiplier d’Amory Clay by William Boyd…in the Salle Aramsi at le Chateau in Saujon.

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