Chaville Book Club An invitation has come from Marie Alice Charbonnier in Chaville for anyone interested in attending their English Book Club. Irene and Wilf Nichols went to several of their sessions and Irene has written an explanation for us of what goes on:
There is a very lively book group that meets in the library once a month on a Saturday morning so that the participants can practise their English by informal discussions loosely based around literary topics. The participants all share an enthusiasm for the English language and some are in fact native English speakers but living now in France. Some of the French members are teachers of English in the school system and they particularly value the opportunity to speak to native English speakers. When Wilf and I were in France for one year we often went to the group and found it very enjoyable and the group always gave us a very warm welcome. They are now extending a welcome to all Friends of Chaville members to attend one of their Saturday morning sessions and are offering accommodation for the weekend from the Friday to the Sunday or Monday with one of the group members and their family. Their hope is to have 1, 2 or 3 visitors to each of their meetings. They are also offering to meet visitors to the group at Gare du Nord on the Friday. Altogether is this a very kind, generous offer. From our own experience we know what a lively and friendly group this is.
If anyone wishes to attend, please contact Irene Nichols on 020 8440 1366 These all take place at the Bibliothèque de Chaville in the Atrium in Chaville from 10 to 12 on a Saturday.
Our friends in Chaville have asked whether anyone would be interested in a ‘house swap’ enabling Friends of Chaville and Friends of Barnet to stay for a brief holiday period in each others' homes. If this interests you please contact us and we will pass on the information.