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Colette: A Taste For Life - Yvonne Mitchell

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. ½ Title Paqe stuck to fep, inscribed. Price Clipped. Top edge of DJ ruffled.

Colette was born in 1873 in Burgandy. Her childhood was pastoral, and her happiness as a child and her love for her mother, 'Sido', remained in her heart all her life. But the youthful idyll was shattered when, at twenty, she married a well-known literary journalist, who took his country wife to Paris and into the life of literary salons, where she sat shy and silent, her one thick braid hanging to her knees. It was during this marriage that the shy country girl turned into Colette the writer, and into a woman of indomitable pride, a pride which even the cruelty of Willy's behaviour could not dent. The author describes this marriage and the succeeding dramas of Colette's life with enormous sympathy and respect for her subject. Illustrated with B&W photographs.

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