French Book Club

The group will read short, simple novels in French by French authors. We’ll share our reactions and appreciations on various aspects of the novel – themes, plots, characters, style and so on. A reasonable knowledge of French to intermediate level is desirable. You will be strongly encouraged to speak in French, and not to worry about making mistakes or speaking in English if you need to. We will support and help each other in franglais where required, and gradually build up our confidence to express ourselves in simple French.

The first book that we will be reading is Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert. You will need to obtain the paperback in French (available on which is about 174 pages in font type size 12. We’ll start the first month’s meeting with taking it in turns to read aloud from the book, and/or listening to the audio recording by the author, followed by a discussion on what we’ve read, the translation of any vocabulary and so on.

We’ll also discuss and agree how we’d like the group to run and what other short, simple French novels we might like to read as a group.

Lire un bon livre; quel plaisir. Mais ce n’est rien comparé au plaisir d’en parler avec quelqu’un qui l’a lu. S’inscrire au notre club de lecture pour lire et discuter ensemble d’Un Secret par Philippe Grimbert.

Start date : 27 September 2018
Frequency : Monthly
When : Last Thursday of every month (except August), 10.30 a.m. – noon
Where : Upstairs flat, N8

Group Convener : Brenda Taverner

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.