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  • A perpetual feast to the reader. Her prose is rich, flawless, intricate, audacious and utterly beautiful

    Raymond Mortimer, Vogue
  • Everything that Colette touched became human

    The Times
  • Her sensual prose style made her one of the great writers of 20th century France

    New York Times Book Review
  • Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist—these are the qualities of the artist and the woman. It is time to rediscover them

    Judith Thurman, biographer of Colette

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