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With the 40th anniversary of the bookshop, we will start a new series of events talking about the Oscar Wilde's plays, life  and his aphorisms.

How does the Wilde Club work?

A whole year through in the company of Wilde's plays the bookshop invites you to become an active reader and actor with readings and on discussions on Wilde's characters, plots and his extraordinary ability in describing human nature.

Everybody is welcome, and it is free of charge! Write us an email to let us know if you want to come:
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Our next meeting will focus on

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The Selfish Giant / The Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, at 7 pm
at the bookshop il libro



The first tale tells the story of the selfish giant who built a wall around his beautiful garden to keep children out. It was always winter in the garden, for no other season would venture there. Then one morning, ….

A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor’s daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tells her that there’s a way to produce a red rose. So …

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