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 29 November at 2:30.

“The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery

[A 2006 French novel set in a grand Parisian apartment building. “A profound but accessible book …. clever, informative and moving …an admiral novel” (Observer)]


Venue:  the home of Chris & Liz Mallinson : Le Bas Rocher, 53240 St Jean sur Mayenne.

Click here for a map.

Please let them know at least one week in advance and an email can be sent to you with detailed directions.

Contact Liz & Chris on 02 43 98 60 30 or




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

{October 31  – “My Life in France” by Julia Child}

November 29 – “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery



January 31 – “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 28 – “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris

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

April 25 – “Charlotte Gray” by Sebastian Faulks

May 30 –

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