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Events 2017

The European Schoolbooks team have already been busy this year preparing a variety of exhibitions and presentations of many of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

If you wish to view previous events, please click here.

By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood

3rd May 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Grazia Ietto Gillies

in conversation with Simonetta Agnello Hornby
talks about her new book

By the Olive Groves.
A Calabrian Childhood

Edizioni I.B. Tauris

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk


In 1939 a girl was born in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria, a beautiful land steeped in history and suffused with tradition but weighed down by poverty and the ‘Ndrangheta – Calabria’s Mafia. As the tremors of World War II shake the heart of Calabria, so the little girl’s childhood unfolds. Her life is simple, revolving around school, friendship, family. At its heart is the kitchen where the dramas and joys of family life are played out and where her mother, Giulia, creates delicious Mediterranean dishes.

In this rich and heartfelt memoir, which includes many of her mother’s recipes, Grazia Ietto Gillies remembers with humour, affection and a critical eye, her youth in Calabria, from childhood sickness and her unusual extended family to the excitement of religious festivals and an incident with the feared ‘Ndrangheta. Now, sixty years later, she realises that Calabria has defined everything she has ever done and that she has never really left the mountains of her childhood.

EVENT HELD IN ITALIAN

Grazia Ietto Gillies was born in Delianuova on the Aspromonte mountain chain of Calabria, southern Italy in 1939. She moved to Rome with her family in 1950 where she later graduated in Economics. She studied for a time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Cambridge, UK. She worked as an academic economist at the University of Siena and – from 1972 – in London where she lives with her husband Donald, a Philosopher of Science and Mathematics, both now retired. They have a son Marco and two grandchildren, Penelope and Daniel. She has published many books and articles on economics. By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood is her first narrative.

Grazia Ietto Gillies è nata nel 1939 a Delianuova, una cittadina sul pendio tirrenico dell’Aspromonte in Calabria. A dieci anni si è spostata con la famiglia a Roma dove ha studiato laureandosi in Economia. In seguito ha studiato al Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) e a Cambridge UK. Ha lavorato come economista accademica all’Università di Siena e – dal 1972 – a Londra dove risiede. Ha pubblicato molti libri e articoli di economia. È sposata a Donald, un filosofo della scienza e matematica anche lui ora in pensione. Hanno un figlio Marco e due nipotini, Penelope e Daniel. By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood è il suo primo libro di narrativa.
www.graziaiettogillies.wordpress.com

Simonetta Agnello Hornby lives in London and is a bestselling Italian author. She began writing novels in 2000 and her books have been translated into many different languages. Her latest novel is Caffè amaro published by Feltrinelli.

Simonetta Agnello Hornby, autrice, vive a Londra. Nel 2000 ha iniziato a scrivere romanzi. Tutti i suoi libri sono stati bestseller e sono stati tradotti in molte lingue. Il suo ultimo romanzo è Caffè amaro (Feltrinelli Editore).
www.agnellohornby.it


Italian wine courtesy of the Italian Consul







Workshop in London for teachers of Italian

6th May 2017 - The Italian Cultural Institute in London (39, Belgrave Square, SW1X 8NT) - from 10:00 to 17:00

Edizioni Edilingua and the Education Department of the Italian Consulate in London, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in London, are pleased to invite you to their educational workshop for teachers of Italian as a foreign language:

"From paper to digital: materials, tools and good practices"


• Motivation in the Italian language class. Usage of videos and games in teaching
• Teaching in the 2.0 era: new digital tools and how best to exploit them. The gamification scheme and "i-d-e-e.it", the teaching resources provided by Edilingua
• Italian for children: let's have fun while learning!
• Italian language teaching in Primary Schools: a description of the context and ideas to ease Italian curricular courses (held by Prof. Attanasio, teacher at St John's C of E Primary School)

The workshop will be held by Telis Marin, director, author and trainer of Edizioni Edilingua. It will be held in Italian except from Prof. Attanasio's speech which will be in English.

Click HERE to download the full event programme.

Participants will be asked to actively work on educational materials and at the end of the workshop they will receive a complimentary Edilingua book, a certificate of attendance and more information about Edilingua resources.

REGISTRATION
Admission is free. You can register until Friday 28th April by sending an email to: londra@edilingua.it

We look forward to seeing you there!


Beyond Words French Literature Festival

11th May to 16th May 2017 - Institut français London - Event times vary - please see programme for details

Beyond Words is the new Live French Literature Festival at the Institut français - a six-day programme packed with guest appearances of French-language writers recently translated into English, and English writers who have a special love affair with France. It's been an intense year, and it's time for words, fiction, history, romance, poetry… and for some live literature performances.

The European Bookshop will be attending the festival with a selection of the books featured in the festival programme.

Please click here to see some of the titles available to purchase from us.

See the full festival programme here

Luca Bianchini, Nessuno come noi

13th May 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Vi invitiamo ad un aperitivo con

Luca Bianchini

per festeggiare insieme il suo ultimo libro

Nessuno come noi
Mondadori Edizioni

RSVP ESSENTIAL italian@esb.co.uk

In un liceo statale dove si incontrano i ricchi della collina e i meno privilegiati della periferia torinese, Vince, Cate, Romeo e Spagna partiranno per un viaggio alla scoperta di se stessi senza avere a disposizione un computer o uno smartphone che gli indichi la via.

Torino, 1987. Vincenzo, per gli amici Vince, aspirante paninaro e aspirante diciassettenne, è innamorato di Caterina, detta Cate, la sua compagna di banco di terza liceo, che invece si innamora di tutti tranne che di lui. Senza rendersene conto, lei lo fa soffrire chiedendogli di continuo consigli amorosi sotto gli occhi perplessi di Spagna, la dark della scuola, capelli neri e lingua pungente. In classe Vince, Cate e Spagna vengono chiamati "Tre cuori in affitto", ma l'equilibrio di questo allegro trio viene stravolto, in pieno anno scolastico, dall'arrivo di Romeo Fioravanti, bello, viziato e un po' arrogante. Romeo sta per compiere diciotto anni, incarna il clichè degli anni Ottanta e crede di sapere tutto solo perché è di buona famiglia. Ma Vince e Cate, senza volerlo, metteranno in discussione le sue certezze. A vigilare su di loro ci sarà sempre Betty Bottone, l'appassionata insegnante di italiano, che li sgrida in francese e fa esercizi di danza moderna mentre spiega Dante. Anche lei cadrà nella trappola dell'adolescenza e inizierà un viaggio per il quale nessuno ti prepara mai abbastanza: quello dell'amore imprevisto, che fa battere il cuore anche quando "non dovrebbe".

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Domenica 14 maggio siete tutti invitati presso il locale Donna Fügassa in Dalston Square a continuare la festa!

Musica, focaccia e chiacchiere con Luca Bianchini a partire dalle 18:30.

L’ingresso è gratuito ma per motivi di spazio RSVP ESSENTIAL all’indirizzo hello@donnafugassa.co.uk

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Luca Bianchini, è nato a Torino nel 1970 e ha frequentato il liceo Majorana di Moncalieri. Con Mondadori ha pubblicato Instant love (2003), Ti seguo ogni notte (2004), la biografia di Eros Ramazzotti, Eros - Lo giuro (2005), Se domani farà bel tempo (2007), Siamo solo amici (2011) e Dimmi che credi al destino (2015). Nel 2013 le storie pugliesi di Io che amo solo te e La cena di Natale di Io che amo solo te hanno conquistato le classifiche e il cuore dei lettori. Da questi romanzi sono stati tratti due film di grande successo nel 2015 e nel 2016. Collabora con la Repubblica. Il suo ultimo romanzo è Nessuno come noi, Mondadori Edizioni.


Italian wine courtesy of the Italian Consul







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