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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1986)
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Sophie Knightly
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Colette, bedridden with arthritis and saddened by Nazi occupied Paris, was given a creative and brilliant project by her Swiss publisher. "Once or twice a week," he proposed, "I'll send you some flowers. When one of the bouquets inspires you, you'll sketch a portrait, and after a year or so, we'll make a little book."

Her 'sketches' of flowers and fruit, uplifted me and gave me hope, for if she could write of beauty and elegance during one of the most horrible times in history, then I could find
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Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A re-read. One of my favorite books . . . I re-read every few years.
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Jul 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
One of the most beautiful books I know. The essay about wisteria just . . . I wish I could write this well!
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Beautiful and sensual. I wish I could have met this author. She has influenced my own writing with her poetry and has captured my own feelings in her work.
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Colette was the pen name of the French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is best known, at least in the English-speaking world, for her novella Gigi, which provided the plot for a famous Lerner & Loewe musical film and stage musical. She started her writing career penning the influential Claudine novels of books. The novel Chéri is often cited as her masterpiece.
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