" Marque Page" is our Book Club section. Every month and a half we we will propose a book to read in French and the Lecture is followed by a Zoom discussion related to the book topics . A Great way to express yourself in French or just listen to what attendees' feelings  wants to talk about. The conversation is totally free, all members from any level are welcomed (so don't be shy !) The Discission is animated by our Cultural Director, Randa AL RAHWANJI.


On September 29, 1759, Robinson Crusoe was on board the ship "La Virginie" sailing to Chile. A storm struck the ship violently. The only survivor of the shipwreck, Robinson, found himself on a deserted island that he would call «Speranza», delivered to himself with his companion, Tenn, the dog of "La Virginie". His loneliness will compel him to show ingenuity, perseverance and courage in order to survive in this wild world. Until the day when, believing he was abandoned by all, he became acquainted with an indigenous man whom he called «Friday». An opportunity to leave the island arose: a ship stopped on the island to save Robinson. But he refuses to leave, unlike Friday. Robinson did not, however, remain alone, the little "Jean" that Robinson renamed Dimanche, a ship's boy of the" White Bird" boat, joining him to live on Speranza.

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The narrator, an airplane pilot, crashes in the Sahara desert. The crash badly damages his airplane and leaves the narrator with very little food or water. As he is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by the little prince, a very serious little blond boy who asks the narrator to draw him a sheep. The narrator obliges, and the two become friends. The pilot learns that the little prince comes from a small planet that the little prince calls Asteroid 325 but that people on Earth call Asteroid B-612. The little prince took great care of this planet, preventing any bad seeds from growing and making sure it was never overrun by baobab trees. One day, a mysterious rose sprouted on the planet and the little prince fell in love with it. But when he caught the rose in a lie one day, he decided that he could not trust her anymore. He grew lonely and decided to leave. Despite a last-minute reconciliation with the rose, the prince set out to explore other planets and cure his loneliness.

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A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is Amélie, born in Japan, living there until age 5. After college graduation, she returns with a one-year contract as an interpreter. The vice president and section leader, both men, are boors, but her immediate supervisor, Ms. Mori, is beautiful and trustworthy. Amélie's downfall begins when she speaks perfect Japanese to clients. She compounds her failure by writing an excellent report for an enterprising colleague. The person she least expects to stab her in the back exposes her work. Thus begins her humiliations. What can become of her and of her relationship with Ms. Mori and with Japan?

Wed October 28

from 4.00pm to 6.00pm

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