The new catalogue (Title Alphabetical Order) is now online. To download it, just click Here.
Also available : Author Alphabetical Order Here.
vendredi 12 avril 2019
mardi 2 avril 2019
You will have seen the new books in the library, you will also find the relevant book reviews in a file on the new book shelf. We will be ordering more new books for the summer. The updated catalogue will soon be online on our Facebook page & in the blog.
This will take place on Saturday 22nd June . Our friend Anne-Marie has very kindly offered to hold the party in her garden again (she lives in Les Aubes, directions nearer the time). After a brief AGM we get down to the serious businss of the day. FOAL provides the drinks & participants bring along the food which is usually delicious & plentiful (organisation nearer the time). Put this date in your diaries. You can also bring along your swimsuits.
We have lost a few members this year. Foal members need to be ambassadors for the library. Please take flyers & give them to people who might be interested. We have found it difficult to recruit new members. As you know the Antigone des Associations doesn’t yield new members & we do all we can to advertise in English publications to little avail. One of our board members, Claudine Soudais is very active with schools & teachers but not a lot of return yet.
lundi 25 février 2019
February 2019 Newsletter
Winter is nearly over & the next newsletter will have daffodils & Easter bunnies on the top line !
We have invested in a banner to put outside the library during opening hours. This was a great success on the first day we put it out with several people coming in & one person bought quite a lot of books from the Book Sale. (if you have books in good condition, do send us a list, we can either add them to the collection or put them in the Book Sale) email@example.com
We have set up a suggestion table on which we put books we liked. We have noticed that you tend to go to the new books section & neglect the rest of the collection. You can all add books to the suggestion table.
The new books will soon be in the library. I would like to thank the volunteers who cover the books & if you wish to help, send us an email. I will send out the list in a separate mail.
AGM & summer party
It’s early days but we have set a date for the AGM & party. It will take place on Saturday 22nd June. Our friend, Anne-Marie has kindly offered to hold it at hers like last year. Do put this date in your diaries.
The new books have arrived & been covered by our kind volunteers
GF General Fiction
GF General Fiction
FOAL BOOK ORDER February 2019
Mathew Dennison Eternal Boy Biography
Michelle Obama Becoming Memoir
Iris Origo War in Val d’Orcia
Pope-Hennessy/Vickers The Quest for Queen Mary Memoir
Cathy Newman Bloody brilliant women
Francis Welch The Imperial Teaparty
Jessica Barry Freefall Thriller
Helen Dunmore Betrayal GF
Dan Fesperman Safe Houses Espionage
Lucy Foley The Hunting Party Thriller
John Grisham The Reckoning Thriller
Chris Hammer Scrublands Thriller
Greer Hendricks An Anonymous Girl Thriller
Sigrid Nunez The Friend GF
Louise Penny Kingdom of the Blind Thriller
Sally Roony Normal People GF
CJ Sansom Tombland GF
Manda Scott A Treachery of Spies Espionage
Karin Slaughter Pieces of Her Thriller
Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow GF
Chris W ormersley City of Crows Historical fiction
mardi 1 janvier 2019
May the New Year keep you « healthy, wealthy & wise »
The library reopens on Wednesday 9th January.
Our party was a great success, we sang some Christmas carols, we had some wonderful food & lots of people won prizes in the raffle. I would like to thank the Board members who go to a lot of trouble to find prizes. The fact that there are so many makes the raffle very attractive & is a good way to raise funds for the library. Thanks to Phil Claringbull for cleaning up afterwards
These will now take place every second & fourth Monday of the month from 2.30-3.30. The first meeting on January 14th
Reminder : 3-5.30pm on Wednesdays & 10-12 on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month
We shall be inaugurating our suggestion table in January. The person manning will put out a few books that they recommend (old or new), hoping to introduce you to some hidden treasures
Library dues are payable at the beginning of January to Mike Davison, 13 rue de la Paix 34130 St Aunès (cheque made out to FOAL) 30 member 40 family & 20 student or unemployed
Of course, disregard this reminder if you have already paid (& quite a lot of you have)
Spot the Shakespearean character
ANSWERS CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE ‘S PLAYS
1. Oberon (Midsummer night’s dream)
2. Hamlet (easy that one !)
3. Cordelia (King Lear)
4. Dogberry (Much ado about nothing)
5. Orsino (12th night)
6. Julius Caesar
8. Hippolyta (Midsummer night’s dream)