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Colette's France : her lives, her loves

Author: Jane Gilmour
Publisher: Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'A biography as sensuously satisfying as a fine French meal. Colette surely would have approved it as much for its aesthetic appeal as for its rare insight and scholarship.' Robyn Davidson Colette's France is the remarkable life story of an extraordinary woman, who was known simply as 'Colette'. This lavishly illustrated biography of the French writer, who was as famous for her novels as for her often controversial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gilmour, Jane.
Colette's France : Her lives, her loves.
Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, ©2013
Named Person: Colette; Colette
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Gilmour
ISBN: 9781743580677 1743580673
OCLC Number: 860626151
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; Prologue In the footsteps of Colette; Chapter 1 Childhood in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye; Chapter 2 Childhood paradise-lost and regained; Chapter 3 Marriage and Belle Époque Paris; Chapter 4 Living alone-Le Domaine des Monts-Bouccons; Chapter 5 Brittany-the vagabond years; Chapter 6 Madame la Baronne-Castel-Novel, journalism and motherhood; Chapter 7 Provence-a new love; Chapter 8 The Palais-Royal-another war in Paris; Chapter 9 The Blue Lantern; Epilogue Closing the circle; Chronology; Suggested reading and references. A guide for your own journey in search of ColetteNotes on sources; Acknowledgements; Copyright Page.
Responsibility: Jane Gilmour.

Abstract:

'A biography as sensuously satisfying as a fine French meal. Colette surely would have approved it as much for its aesthetic appeal as for its rare insight and scholarship.' Robyn Davidson Colette's France is the remarkable life story of an extraordinary woman, who was known simply as 'Colette'. This lavishly illustrated biography of the French writer, who was as famous for her novels as for her often controversial life, follows her journey through the landscapes of France where she lived and loved - from a childhood in Burgundy and coming of age in the Belle Époque Paris, to Provence and St Tr.

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