Come and join the

EuroMayenne Reading Group

We share a love of books !

This new EuroMayenne group is for members to get together each month to discuss a book that they have all just read.

It  will encourage you to read more books and books that you might not normally choose.

The reasons that people give for joining a reading group include reading a wide variety of books, making friends, having fun, meeting like-minded people and stimulating the brain cells!

So please come and join us in this new venture.


NEXT MEETING:  on WEDNESDAY 27 June at 2:30.    

“Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bussi

[A murder mystery set in Giverny in modern times by this French award-winning author]


Please let Pam or Kathy know (contact details at the bottom of this page) at least one week in advance if  you will be going.


The Books:

These are to be across a wide range of genres including general fiction, mysteries, historical fiction and non-fiction. They will always be available in translation – with discussion between both English and French speakers.

Future books to read will be decided by the group members at the end of each session.


Monthly on the last Wednesday at 2.30 pm.

So, make notes in your diary for


[September 27 – “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert } = INAUGURAL MEETING (at Kathy Barbour’s)]

[October 31  – “My Life in France” by Julia Child (at Pam Davies’s) ]

[November 29 – “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery (at Liz Mallinson’s)]



[January 31 – “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (at Kathy Barbour’s)]

[February 28 – “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris (at Françoise Koubaka’s)]

[March 28 – “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr]

[April 25   26 – “Charlotte Gray” by Sebastian Faulks]

May 30 – “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens

June 27 – “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bussi

(July & August)



Françoise Koubaka has very kindly offered to have all our meetings at her home in the centre of Mayenne.

Françoise Koubaka’s home : 32d rue du 130ème R.I., 53100 Mayenne

Tel. 02 43 00 28 41, or 06 81 72 32 48.

Suggestion: park along the river or in the main square of Mayenne.

Please ask if you need directions from there to Françoise’s house.



There will be no cost other than the member purchasing/ downloading the book of the month.

Refreshments tea/coffee/cakes will always be available – all that is asked is for a small donation.


Interested ?

Contact the reading group:

Pam Davies 02 43 00 87 17

Kathy Barbour  06 31 25 03 99