This month, at Le book club, we’ll be talking about Magaret Atwood and her Handmaid’s tale.
Do you know what is Atwood’s « real job », meaning the job that pays the bills while you wait for some publishers to do their job.
A) Teacher at the University of British Colombia. Teaching english. Really ?
B) Crew member for McDonald’s Bringing smiles to customer’s faces with great service
C) Feminist to the core, dedicating countless unpaid hours to NOW (the national organisation for women), and complaining about it.
Answer A. English teacher of course. You didn’t think that writing was a gift , did you ? here is the list of 7 famous writers who died poor.
Or if getting a job sounds like a better idea,
Why not looking for a nice position at University of British Colombia as well ? here, The Quantum Matter Institute is looking for a research associate in numerical techniques. You’re welcome.
The futur is dark. Dark red.
The next book club session is about The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
November 24th , 6:30, at Le Studio Austreales, rue Geoffroy de langevin in the 4th district.
You can get into so much trouble on a British train. Long before Paula Hawkins’ girl on the train , there was Agatha Christie ‘s famous Hercule Poirot who got on a train investigating a murder. What was that train ?
Don’t know ? Well come and check how British stories get you into trouble on a train, at the book club on Friday October 13th.
ANSWER : The orient express – Murder on the orient express by Agatha Christie, 1934.
The book to be read this month is the Girl on the Train, written by a female writer, Paula Hawkins. Which one of those crime / thriller books was written by a female writer. All of them were adapted for television.
- And then there were none (10 petits negres)
- Gone girl
- The talented Mr Ripley
And then there were none.BBC Series. 2015. Directed by Sarah Phelps
Gone Girl. 2014. Directed by David Fincher
The talented Mr Ripley. 1999. Directed by Anthony Minghella.
Answer : all of them !
And then there were none (10 petits negres) by Agatha Christie.
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
The talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Come and talk about female writers who write Thrillers at the book club on Friday October 13th at 6:30.
Come and get thrilled at the next book club session.
The book to read is “the girl on the train”. 15 millions people bought a copie of that book, and the reason is because it is good. Come and join the book club to talk about it.
The real meaning of “carry on” : a woman drinking tea over the ruins caused by the Blitz. London 1940.
Come and talk about women and war at the book club on April 21st.
Milkmen are rebels. During the blizt in London in 1940.
Come and talk about the rebels during World War 2 in Guernsey.
Guernesey is not part of the EU. Guernsey is not part of the Commonwealth. Guernsey is not event part of the UK.
Guernsey is a self-governing Crown Dependency. Meaning, foreign relations are handled by the British Government but the island is treated as a part of the European Community. Those Guernsey people are the smartest of all !
Come and find more about live on Guernsey island during the book club on April 21st.
Defying Hitler during World War II.
Come and talk about how the British survived during the second World War, at the book club , on April 21st.
Do you know the difference between : literacy, literally and literary ?
Literacy means the ability to read ans write ( = alphabétisation )
Literally means in the true sens of the word ( = littéralement)
Literacy means of the nature of books and writing (= littéraire)
Exemple : literacy is literally the main skill of à literacy man ( savoir lire et écrite sont littéralement les principales compétences d’un homme de lettres)
Come and literally get some literacy knowledge with the book club on April 21st.