November Book Club - Read along with us...
So after the success of our most recent book club trip to Paris the group was inspired to read The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino. As quoted by her publisher,
"Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the , invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel , and François Truffaut filmed scenes from . Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing."
We are back in London and will be meeting at:
20 Sherwood St, Soho
London W1F 7ED
We are a group of women from all around the world but all have roots here in London. Our discussions are in English and our books are always either a French author or about France. We've read novels, mysteries, non-fiction, memoirs - you name it we read it. If you have any great ideas for our book club to read please leave a message!
If you would like to join us for our next meeting please send me a message below. We would love to have you join us.