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So british. A picture of the day

The real meaning of  “carry on”  :  a woman drinking tea over the ruins caused by the Blitz. London 1940.

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Come and talk about women and war at the book club on April 21st.
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Did you know ? Is Guernsey part of the EU ?

Guernesey is not part of the EU. Guernsey is not part of the Commonwealth. Guernsey is not event part of the UK. guernsey sun shine island
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.
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vocabulary question – literacy-literally-literary ?

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)

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Come and literally get some literacy knowledge with the book club on April 21st.
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So British. A picture of the day.

London during the Blitz, thousands of books and lives reduced to ashes.

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Photo : reader in a book shop struck by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz.

Come and talk about the importance of books in tough times at the book club, on april 21st at 6:30

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Did you know ? – Guernsey

Did you know that Victor Hugo lived in Guernsey ? Well , in exile fleeing Louis-Bonaparte ’s police, but still, it is said that he enjoyed living on the island.

(vocabulaire : to flee = fuire )
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Victor Hugo in Guernsey.

The book club will talk about ” The Guernsey and potato peel pie society ” and the life in Guernsey during World War  2,  on April 21st at 6:30.

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So british. Picture of the day.

” The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society” starts with the Blitz  in London. Here is a picture of what London was like during the air raids between 1940 and 1941.

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Come and talk about the forgotten evacuees of Guernsey during World War 2.
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Grammaire. I won’t mind touring

 

Au premier paragraphe du Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, Mary Ann Shiffer écrit «  I won’t mind touring the country » (ça ne m’ ennuiera pas de parcourir le pays).
Mais pourquoi ne dit-on pas :  I won’t mind to tour the country.
Certaines expressions en anglais appellent l’utilisation d’un verbe en ing voici 5 exemples:

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Photo : would you mind touring the country with Great Western ? (in 1946)

1) avoid = éviter
She should avoid being in London during the war ( elle devrait éviter d’être à Londres pendant la guerre)
2) defer = ajourner.
She should defer travelling to Guernsey ( elle devrait reporter son voyage à Guernesey)
3) can’t help : ne pas s’empêcher de
She can’t help laughing (Elle ne peux pas m’empêcher de rire )
4) prevent SB from = empêcher quelqu’un de
He should prevent her from writing her Ann Brontë Biography (Il devrait l’empêcher d’écrire la biographie d’Anne Bronté).
5) give up = renoncer à

She gave up writing (elle a renoncé à écrire)

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So british. A picture a day.

The story of «  The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society »starts with the Blizt. During the second World War London was bombarded by the german army. The British called those heavy air raids : The Blitz. Here is a picture of what London during the Blitz was.

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On april 21st, come and talk about the Blizt at the book club.
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