Meet to discuss “Les oubliés du dimanche” by Valérie Perrin with our French teacher Martine in Bristol. Everyone with an interest in French literature is welcome:

Choose your preferred option:

Thursday 20th May 2021 at 1pm FULL
Thursday 20th May 2021 at 3 pm SPACES AVAILABLE
Thursday 20th May 2021 at 7pm FULL
Thursday 27th May 2021 at 7pm SPACES AVAILABLE
Location: Online

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Justine, vingt et un ans, vit chez ses grands-parents avec son cousin Jules depuis la mort de leurs parents respectifs dans un accident. Justine est aide-soignante aux Hortensias, une maison de retraite, et aime par-dessus tout les personnes âgées. Notamment Hélène, centenaire, qui a toujours rêvé d’apprendre à lire. Les deux femmes se lient d’amitié, s’écoutent, se révèlent l’une à l’autre. Grâce à la résidente, Justine va peu à peu affronter les secrets de sa propre histoire. Un jour, un mystérieux « corbeau » sème le trouble dans la maison de retraite et fait une terrible révélation.
À la fois drôle et mélancolique,  un roman d’amours passées, présentes, inavouées… éblouissantes.”  writes Le Livre de Poche

Un beau livre sur la mémoire et la transmission, porté par une écriture sensible. Delphine Perras, L’Express styles.

Une héroïne originale et attachante, un univers surprenant, une conteuse de grand talent. Nathalie Dupuis, Elle.

The novel has received ten prizes among which Le prix national Lions de littérature 2016, le prix Chronos 2016 et le prix intercommunal Lire Elire 2016.

To order the book from an independent bookshop:

https://www.librairielapage.com/livres/les-oublies-dimanche-9782253071167.html

Comments from our previous book clubs:

“This was the fourth time I took part in the experience of notre club de lecture.
I have loved it every time. it is a great opportunity, first to read a good book in French and then to spend some time discussing the book.
I must even say that our last club I even changed my original approach to the book. From initially finding it a bit too bizarre, to appreciate a depth that I had not noticed.
I am already looking forward to our next meeting” Paco R

“This is an excellent book club. I have been to all the meetings since Martine started it and have enjoyed them all. The books choices have been varied and the meetings are very well run by Martine who clearly does a lot of preparation. All this prompts lively discussions which have been interesting as they have prompted different reactions and views from the participants. It’s an excellent opportunity not only to practise your French but also to listen to French as there are usually several French nationals who attend. Highly recommended 😊” Rebecca C