• "Everything that Colette touched became human... She was a complete sensualist; but she gave herself up to her senses with such delicacy of perception, with such exquisiteness of physical pain as well as physical ecstasy, that she ennobled sensualism almost to grandeur"

    The Times
  • "A perfectionist in her every word"

  • "Her sensual prose style made her one of the great writers of twentieth-century France"

    New York Times