• "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