The International Association of English speakers in the Gard

BritsNîmes is a non-profit making association of people interested in the English language.
Membership is open to individuals or families.

BritsNîmes organises regular social and cultural activities.
These are varied and designed to help people to get to know the area,
make new friends and meet local people.
Information is shared via our website, emails, monthly newsletters and Facebook.

attracts members from many nationalities.
Some have lived in the area for many years, others are recent arrivals.
The regular get togethers allow everybody to exchange experiences about life in France.

is always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmes contact with other members in English can be both a pleasure and an experience, while a helping hand when in need is always welcome.
All nationalities welcome.

Nimes Area Book Club

Nîmes Area Book Club
meets every last Friday of the month

Friday 30th November 2018 - 11 am
Venue : a members home

We will discuss :

 "The Island" by Victoria Hislop.

The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, 

and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—

a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. 

There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, 

and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, 
and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. 
And finally, there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, 
visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past.

A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean 

during World War II. 
The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, 
of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

For practical reasons, attendance is limited to 14.
If you wish to attend, please send me an e-mail.


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