Brazilian bilingual book club at the Embassy of Brazil in London


The next Book Club will discuss The Three Marias (1939), by Rachel de Queiroz


The Brazilian Bilingual Book Club of the Embassy of Brazil in London, launched in January 2015, meets once a month with inspiring, congenial, memorable, intellectually stimulating and truly delectable meetings focusing on a treasure trove of Brazilian classics. Reading literature is the best way to improve one’s cultural literacy!

The next Book Club will discuss The Three Marias (1939), by Rachel de Queiroz, who was born into two traditional families in Ceará: a distant relative of José de Alencar on her mother’s side and the Queiroz family line on her father’s side. 

The author’s parents had a huge library, which ignited her love of reading and writing.


In this lyrical 1939 novel, partly biographical, by one of the great Brazilian writers,  three friends become inseparable at their boarding school: Maria Augusta, Maria da Glória and Maria José – met at the austere Immaculate Conception High School founded in 1865, a boarding school for orphan girls turned the top boarding school for the elites in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará, in Brazil.



When: 15 August 2019, 6.30 pm

Where: Embassy of Brazil in London – 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL


Please find below the list for the forthcoming Brazilian Bilingual Book Club :

19 September 2019 ; O Senhor do Lado Esquerdo (2011) by ALBERTO MUSSA (1961-) / The mystery of Rio (2013) translated by Alex Ladd

17 October 2019 – O Filho Eterno (2007) by CRISTOVÃO TEZZA / The Eternal Son (2010) translated by A. Entrekin

14 November 2019 – Lavoura Arcaica (1975) by RADUAN NASSAR  / Ancient Tillage ( 2016) translated by Karen C. Sherwood Sotelino

12 December 2019 – Infância (1945) by GRACILIANO RAMOS / Childhood (1979) translated by Celso de Oliveira

Membership of the Brazilian Bilingual Book Club is free but please confirm attendance: & visit


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