The Cleaner of Chartres

The Cleaner of Chartres

By Salley Vickers

A compelling story of darkness and light, of traumatic loss and second chances, The Cleaner of Chartres tells of the mysterious and elusive Agnes Morel whose little acts of kindness around a rural French cathedral touch the lives of others with consequences both good and ill.

A compelling story of darkness and light, of traumatic loss and second chances, The Cleaner of Chartres tells of the mysterious and elusive Agnes Morel whose little acts of kindness around a rural French cathedral touch the lives of others with consequences both good and ill. But when her tragic past is exposed, Agnes must face up to the truth of her origins.


'A lovely book . . . wise at heart and filled with colourful characters.' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

'Subtle and ultimately joyous. A contemporary moral and psychological drama every bit as absorbing as Miss Garnet's Angel.' Sunday Times
'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
'With its explorations of faith and love, The Cleaner of Chartres is a return to the terrain of Miss Garnet's Angel. Certainly, it's another gem.' Independent
'Wise, deeply compassionate and gently mystical. A lovely, grace-filled book. An enchanting read with flashes of wit, a cast of absorbing characters and a heroine whose fight to overcome the flaws in her life is marked by a quiet, very moving courage.' Metro

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Paperback

9780241963326

June 26, 2013

Penguin General UK (UK Adult)

RRP $19.99

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EBook

9780241963333

October 24, 2012

Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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