CHÂTILLON-COLIGNY was a rather dull little town, and there was not much to do. Colette spent most of her spare time reading books and magazines. She went on reading as widely as ever and, like any intelligent person in the French provinces, her thoughts must have turned more and more towards Paris. In France there is only Paris. Anyone who is not there is merely in the provinces, and that does not count. The capital city of any country is a lodestar, but in few countries does it shine so brightly as in France. The position is just the same now as it was fifty or a hundred years ago.
Then, suddenly, Colette's father became responsible
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Publication information: Book title: Colette, a Provincial in Paris. Contributors: Margaret Crosland - Author. Publisher: British Book Centre. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1954. Page number: 28.
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