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 28 February at 2:30.

“Chocolat” by Joanne Harris

[When the exotic Vianne Rocher arrives in the village and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church at the start of Lent, the villagers are split into opposing camps…]

Also a 2000 film starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp.

Venue:  Françoise Koubaka’s home : 32d rue du 130ème R.I.,53100 Mayenne (in the town center.) Tel. 02 43 00 28 41, or 06 81 72 32 48.

Suggestion: park along the river and meet at 2:15 by the Mayenne tourist office and we can walk together over the bridge up to Françoise’s house.

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 (at Pam Davies’s)

April 25 – “Charlotte Gray” by Sebastian Faulks (at Liz Mallinson’s)

May 30 – “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens (at ….)

June 27 –

(July & August)



In members homes around the department, so that it is not always the same people who have the furthest to travel.



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