The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 

Teatime with Jane
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 
Monday 29 – Tuesday 30 April
18.30-19.30

From October to June, the Bookbank bookshop will move to the English countryside for afternoon tea once a month on a Friday afternoon (h. 18.30-19.30). Surrounded by a real English atmosphere with tea and cakes, cups and saucers and a good book, we will spend a pleasant afternoon reading and chatting in English… with Jane!

Monday 29 – Tuesday 30 April: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  –  Mary Ann Shaffer
A film starring Lily James to be released  2018 – It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

next:

24 – 31 May: poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
As Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s reign, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s spellbinding poetry epitomized the Victorian age. With a literary career spanning nearly sixty years, Tennyson is one of the nineteenth century’s greatest poets, Tennyson’s most famous works include Maud,  The Lady of Shalot , Morte d’ArthurOde on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, and the patriotic Charge of the Light Brigade,

 

June: Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott
A timeless classic – The timeless tale of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth – experiencing both hardship and adventure in Civil War New England. Though the March family may be poor, their lives are rich with colour, as they play games, put on wild theatricals, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott created four of American literature’s most beloved “little women”.

 

Teacher: Jane Upchurch
Cost per lesson (including tea and cake): €18
For information: info@bookbankpiacenza.it

Booking can only be made at the Bookbank:
Monday and Tuesday : h. 16.00-19.30
Wednesday , Friday, Saturday: h 9.30-13 and 16.00-19.30
Thursday and Sunday : closed

Just to remind you of Bookbank’s Teatime rules:

– there are ONLY 10 places for each meeting
– the cost remains 18 euros, because we believe that good things should carry on and because the sacrifices we make are worth it to see you smile.
– you can consider your place booked ONLY AFTER you have paid.
– you will ONLY be refunded if you can’t make a meeting IF you give me 15 days’ notice.
– You can ONLY change the date of the meeting you have booked, IF you give me 15 days’ notice and ONLY IF the group on the chosen date is not already full.
– You can give your place to someone else, or change places with another person in another group… but you MUST remember to let me know (so I know who is coming and who isn’t!)