• "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
  • "I devoured Chéri at a gulp. What a wonderful subject and with what intelligence, mastery and understanding of the least-admitted secrets of the flesh"

    André Gide
  • "A perfectionist in her every word"

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

    New York Times