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The Cleaner of Chartres


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The beguiling and poignant new novel from the bestselling and prize-winning author of Miss Garnet's Angel.

About the Author

Salley Vickers is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller Miss Garnet's Angel and several other bestselling novels including Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Dancing Backwards as well as a collection of short stories Aphrodite's Hat. She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She is currently a RLF fellow at Newnham College Cambridge and she divides her time between Cambridge and London.


Salley Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand and she knows how the world works. She's a presence worth cherishing * Philip Pullman *
Beautifully and brilliantly controlled. A triumph * John Julius Norwich on Miss Garnet's Angel *
Reveals itself as a surprising exploration of the mysteries of imagination and faith -- Joanna Trollope * Book of the Year, Daily Telegraph on Miss Garnet's Angel *
Subtle and utterly joyous...a contemporary moral and psychological drama every bit as absorbing as Miss Garnet's Angel * Sunday Times *
The Cleaner of Chartres is a return to form * Sunday Express *
The Cleaner of Chartres touches lightly on the seedy side of human nature * Observer *
A magical and at times sinister story about love, loss, secrets and forgiveness...with Chocolat-type charm * Scotland on Sunday *
If you're looking for a book to take you by surprise, Salley Vickers' latest is the perfect choice * Psychologies *

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