Meet to discuss “Les choses humaines” by Karine Tuil with our French teacher Martine in Bristol. Everyone with an interest in French literature is welcome:

Choose your preferred option:

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 1pm SPACES AVAILABLE
Thursday 11th November 2021 at 7 pm SPACES AVAILABLE

Location: Clifton or Online

Please contact us below to reserve a space.

Les Farel forment un couple de pouvoir. Jean est un célèbre journaliste politique français; son épouse Claire est connue pour ses engagements féministes. Ensemble, ils ont un fils, étudiant dans une prestigieuse université américaine. Tout semble leur réussir. Mais une accusation de viol va faire vaciller cette parfaite construction sociale.

« Un roman d’une grande justesse sur cette nouvelle ère ouverte dans les relations entre femmes et hommes. Telle une guide de haute montagne, Karine Tuil nous conduit subtilement mais fermement jusqu’au bord du ravin de notre époque, où l’on est saisi de vertige devant la mécanique judiciaire. »
Clara Bamberger, Le Canard Enchaîné

« Un texte absolument brillant, haletant, portrait d’une famille prise dans les affres de notre société contemporaine. »
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To order the book from an independent bookshop:

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