THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE FILM COLETTE, out Jan 2019.
The first book in Colette's enchanting Claudine series.
Colette’s enchanting stories of the clever and charming Claudine were first published under her husband’s name, and they were an instant sensation in early twentieth-century France. In Claudine at School we meet Claudine as a teenager, wickedly witty, rebellious and effervescent, competing with her new headmistress for the affections of the pretty mistress Miss Aimee. With her first book Colette turned her life into art and a literary icon was born.
A perpetual feast to the reader. Her prose is rich, flawless, intricate, audacious and utterly beautiful
Everything that Colette touched became human
Her sensual prose style made her one of the great writers of 20th century France
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
Join us at VINTAGE in a year of challenging ourselves to listen, hear and respond to some of the greatest female writers history has to offer. From Margaret Atwood to Mary Wollstonecraft, revisit your favourites, discover new voices and fill your bookshelf and your year with women’s voices. They matter.