Meet online to discuss “Grand Frère” by Mahir Guven with our French teacher Martine in Bristol. Everyone with an interest in French literature is welcome:

Thursday 19th November 2020 at 1pm and 7pm
Location: in Clifton or Online

From Babelio:

Grand frère est chauffeur de VTC. Enfermé onze heures par jour dans sa « carlingue », branché en permanence sur la radio, il rumine sur sa vie et le monde qui s’offre à lui de l’autre côté du pare-brise.
Petit frère est parti par idéalisme en Syrie depuis de nombreux mois. Engagé comme infirmier par une organisation humanitaire musulmane, il ne donne plus aucune nouvelle.
Ce silence ronge son père et son frère, suspendus à la question restée sans réponse : pourquoi est-il parti ?
Un soir, l’interphone sonne. Petit frère est de retour.Free for everybody. Please register your interest below.

To order the book:

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 in March” 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

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