Silver Travel Book Club

June 2024 – The Bordeaux Book Club

We’ll explore a different destination for each Book Club, and a lucky Silver Travel Book Club reader can win a free copy of that month’s book.


This month, our Silver Travel Book Club is reading all about… well, a book club!

Set in the idyllic region of Bordeaux, this light-hearted page-turner tells the story of Leah, who moves to France with her family in the hope of becoming self-sufficient.

But in truth, it’s not the ‘good life’ she’d imagined, as three hours of digging barely yield a single straggly carrot. Worse, her teenage daughter is acting up, and her husband seems to find every strange excuse under the hot French sun to disappear.

So, when her friend entreats her to join the new book club she’s forming, Leah decides it’s something she will do for herself. The chance to make new friends, to drink a few glasses of wine, and to escape into stories that take her miles away from the life she’d thought would be her own happy-ever-after.

Prepare for a wonderfully warm read as you join Leah and the book club’s ‘misfit’ members on a journey of fun, friendship and self-acceptance. Described by one critic as “like a cold glass of Chablis on a hot summer’s day, this lovely bookish story will refresh and restore you with its quirky mix of characters and lush French setting”. What more could you want from a summer book!


Discover Bordeaux for yourself

If reading all about Leah’s adventures in Bordeaux has given you the appetite to visit the region for yourself, check out our exclusive ‘Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise’ with AmaWaterways. You’ll enjoy iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings on this wine-themed journey, hosted by a dedicated wine expert.

To find out more about the itinerary, exclusive low price and how to book, click here.


How to win a copy of The Bordeaux Book Club


Comment below and tell us what you would most like to see or do on a visit to Bordeaux.


A winner will be chosen at random in early July 2024.
The competition closes on 30 June 2024.

Read more about all our Silver Travel Book Club reads.

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20 Responses

  1. Bordeaux is a lovely city with interesting museums and nearby vineyards. We haven’t been there for over 30 years so it would be great to rediscover.

  2. Spain is a country I have always wanted to go to ,but I have never had a chance to do this. So if euro camp is there that would be fantastic prize to win.

  3. Seeing and visiting the chateaux and vineyards on the Gironde and sampling the wines would be my ideal. I last visited Bordeaux in the early 60’s and was given a taste of vin ordinaire which was just that. Fortunately, it did not put me off so a return trip could just be perfect.

  4. Have never been but would love to explore a new region, to me, in France and experience the food, wine and scenery.

  5. Climb the Tour Pey-Berland to admire the city views then reward myself with lunch & wine afterwards!

  6. Pretty obvious answer but I would like to do a little (or maybe a lot) of wine tasting!!

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