The Baby Book Club is back at Le Bookshop!
ONLY ON RESERVATION!
Saturdays at 10am, Olga den Besten returns to Le Bookshop for a reading moment with your toddlers and children. Songbooks, fairy-tales or classic album, come and share a moment full of kindness and reading.
Please, contact Olga Den Besten on her website
Free entrance/participating fees
April 27 th-2pm
"A Ladder to the Sky "
by John Boyne
Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own.
Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel.
Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall...
May 11th - 2pm
'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding
In the midst of a nuclear war a group of school boys become abandoned on an island when their plane goes down. Without adult supervision they must work together to survive. At first the boys are civilized and choose to elect a leader. A boy of twelve years old, Ralph, is elected. The first day goes rather smoothly and they talk about rescue and what they have to do until then. Ralph is adamant about establishing a smoke signal so a pair of twin boys are assigned the duty to start and watch a signal fire. Another group, the choirboys, elect themselves to become the hunters and provide meat for the group. They are led by a strong willed twelve year old, Jack. Besides these boys there are several younger boys about the age of six known as the littluns. Simon, an enlightened and spiritual boy and Piggy, a scientific thinker, quickly become the counsel for Ralph.
Jack and the hunters become increasingly consumed with killing sows. They even begin painting their faces and tracking the animals. All the boys begin to be fearful of a supposed beast in the jungle. Their fears are further fueled by the arrival of a dead man with a parachute that lands on the top of the mountain. The boys begin to see Jack as a protector and look to him for leadership, some look up to him, some fear him.
Every Monday and Friday we host exchanges of English-French conversation 5-7 p.m. Admission is free, but we ask you to have a drink at the bar.
from 5.30pm to 6.50pm
This writing group is for anyone who wants to write in company. It will be informally run, with a writing prompt provided each week and the opportunity - entirely optional - to share work afterwards for feedback.
Bring paper and pen, no laptops please.
Run by Sharon Black, poet, publisher and founder of Abri Creative Writing.