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The Cleaner of Chartres (Paperback) Loot Price: R217
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The Cleaner of Chartres (Paperback)

Salley Vickers

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There is something special about the ancient cathedral in Chartres, with its mismatched spires, astonishing stained glass and strange labyrinth. And there is something special too about Agnes Morel, the mysterious woman who is to be found cleaning it each morning. No one quite knows where she came from - not the diffident Abbe Paul, who discovered her one morning twenty years ago, sleeping in the north porch; nor lonely Professor Jones, whose chaotic existence she helps to organise; nor Philippe Nevers, whose neurotic sister and newborn child she cares for; nor even the irreverent young restorer, Alain Fleury, who works alongside her each day and whose attention she catches with her tawny eyes, her colourful clothes and elusive manner. And yet everyone she encounters would surely agree that she has touched their lives in subtly transformative ways, even though they couldn't quite say how. But with a chance meeting in the cathedral one day, the spectre of Agnes' past returns, provoking malicious speculation from the prejudiced Madame Beck and her gossipy companion Madame Picot.As the rumours grow more ugly, Agnes is forced to confront her history, and the mystery of her origins finally unfolds. "The Cleaner of Chartres" is a compelling story of darkness and light; of traumatic loss and second chances. Told with a sparkling wit and beguiling charm, but infused throughout with deeper truths, it speaks of the power of love and mercy to transform the tragedies of the past.

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Imprint: Viking
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2012
First published: November 2012
Authors: Salley Vickers
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-92213-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-670-92213-7
Barcode: 9780670922130

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