The interview was by veteran France-based reporter, Desmond Stoneham.
Apparently Criquette had cancer last year, but thankfully she seems to have made a good recovery. For many years, she has been able to speak English fluently; I had heard her quoted as saying that she learnt English by reading The Sporting Life.
But I hadn't known that she went to school in England, and the most interesting part of the piece is as follows:
"As a teenager, I spent three years at school in Guildford and Eastbourne", she says. "I spent many days going racing with the local priest and never missed a meeting at Epsom. I was always reading The Sporting Life.
I don't know what age she is - I would estimate she's about sixty. So she would have been at school in the early sixties or thereabouts.