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Salley Vickers in Bath

Thursday 29th November 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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From the author of Miss Garnet’s Angel, comes another spellbinding novel. When a strange young woman is found sleeping in the porch of the ancient cathedral of Chartres, none of the residents of this quiet little town could realise what changes could lie in store for them…

With her dark skin, her colourful clothes and her curious manner, Agnès Morel catches the eye of everyone she encounters.  Little by little, day by day, she has a magical effect on each of their lives. But the mystery of Agnès’s origins leads the jealous Madame Beck and her gossiping companion Madame Picot to all sorts of schemes and speculations. As the rumours grow stronger, Agnès is eventually forced to come to terms with her own traumatic past. The Cleaner of Chartres is a beautiful and sensitively written novel exploring redemption and hope.