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Spanish Book Club (November) - with tapas & wine

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Join our Spanish Book Club once a month, where we discuss contemporary and classic books in Spanish, whilst enjoying delicious food and drink from the author's country of birth. The book for November is the award-winning Primera Memoria by Spanish author Ana María Matute.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

The participation fee includes a copy of the book, Spanish tapas & wine, and a session co-ordinated by our experienced tutor, Luis. The book club is held by the school, Spanish Marks, and all proceeds are going to the children's charities, Shaftesbury Young People and Asociación Fatima.

The maximum number of participants is 10, so we recommend to book today as there is great demand!

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

We have a relaxed atmosphere, with most of the discussion in Spanish. It is an event for those who love literature and Spanish, and want to spend an evening discussing the chosen book, whilst enjoying tapas and a glass of wine. It is not a language lesson, but an informal discussion about the book and it's themes, allowing you to practice Spanish in a warm, friendly and culturally-rich setting!

Receive a copy of Primera Memoria when you purchase a ticket, so you can read it in advance. Buy before 24th October, to receive free delivery of the book. Tickets bought after this date will need to collect the book from Hotel Strand Continental, 143 Strand, WC2R 1JA.

ABOUT PRIMERA MEMORIA AND LEVEL OF SPANISH:

Award-winning, Primera Memoria, focuses on the protagonists -Matia, Borja and Manuel- who do not want to stop being children. They are adolescents on the verge of the abyss of adulthood, afraid to look out but aware that they have no alternative. They ran out of time. And the little childhood they had left is consumed by a war that has just exploded and darkens everything.

If you can understand around 80% of the below extract, we recommend you joining us for this session!:

Mi abuela tenía el pelo blanco, en una ola encrespada sobre la frente, que le daba cierto aire colérico. Llevaba casi siempre un bastoncillo de bambú con puño de oro, que no le hacía ninguna falta, porque era firme como un caballo. Repasando antiguas fotografías creo descubrir en aquella cara espesa, maciza y blanca, en aquellos ojos grises bordeados por un círculo ahumado, un resplandor de Borja y aun de mí. Supongo que Borja heredó su gallardía, su falta absoluta de piedad. Yo, tal vez, esta gran tristeza.

FUTURE EVENTS:

The book club is held once a month, with a different book each month. We change the country, theme and style of literature, and always choose highly acclaimed books of great quality.

¡Esperamos verte pronto!

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