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An English Book-sale and a puppet show featuring La Reine des Neiges!



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Some news on the literary front.

The AAGP (Anglo-American Group of Provence) are having their annual booksale on April 6th – from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Maison des Associations (behind the Mairie Annexe at Pont de l’Arc).  They always have a huge range of books, at very low prices and say they need lots of buyers to give them good new homes.  Repatriating families donate their libraries for resale and there are usually good children’s books.  Free tea and coffee – and you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of this sale. 

book in bar bookshopMeanwhile Book In Bar has announced its forthcoming events, a little in the future but useful to have details so we can read the authors first.  On Friday April 5th, 17:30 Beverley Naidoo will be at the bookshop, talking about her work.  She was born in South Africe and then educated in England where she reflected on her early experiences in her book ‘Journey to Jo’burg’.  On Saturday 8th June at 17:00 British novelist Jonathan Coe is the guest writer.  He has published a series of successful novels – his latest ‘The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim‘ finds narrative interest in a journey along UK’s M40 and brings us a modern Everyman.  More about him on www.jonathancoewriter.com.
If you read Cloud Atlas, which was a hit with our book-group, you may like to see the film version.  I was unsure as it’s such a challenging narrative, but I heard a review panel on BBC Radio and all three people had not wanted to see it…and then thoroughly enjoyed it.  It’s in VO alternating with the French version at the Cézanne.
More inspiration for reading can be had from Aix-based blogger Claire http://clairemca.wordpress.com/author/clairemca/ who reads and recommends at a phenomenal rate.  Café Penguin also has a lively newsletter which brings info and discussions on their latest publications: http://newsletters.penguin.co.uk/go.asp?/bPEN001/mHHJH53F/uVG3KC/xX74853F

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