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The Cleaner of Chartres

by Salley Vickers

'A lovely book . . . wise at heart and filled with colourful characters' Joanne Harris, author of ChocolatSalley Vickers, the top ten bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Dancing Backwards, returns with The Cleaner of Chartres, a perfect book club book, for readers who loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat. There is something special about the ancient cathedral of Chartres, with its mismatched spires, astonishing stained glass and strange labyrinth. And there is something special too about Agnès Morel, the mysterious woman who is to be found cleaning it each morning. No one quite knows where she came from - not the diffident Abbé 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 is subtly transforming their lives, even if they couldn't quite say how. But with a chance meeting in the cathedral one day, the spectre of Agnès' past returns, provoking malicious rumours from the prejudiced Madame Beck and her gossipy companion Madame Picot. As the hearsay grows uglier, Agnès 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 captivating charm, but infused throughout with deeper truths, it speaks of the power of love and mercy to transform the tragedies of the past. 'Subtle and utterly joyous. . . a contemporary moral and psychological drama every bit as absorbing as Miss Garnet's Angel' Sunday Times'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' PsychologiesSalley Vickers is the author of the word-of-mouth top 10 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 and is an Impac award winning novelist. She is currently a RLF fellow at Newnham College Cambridge and she divides her time between Cambridge and London.

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

by B. R. Myers

Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime's domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and other artifacts of the personality cult, Myers analyzes each of the country's official myths in turn--from the notion of Koreans' unique moral purity, to the myth of an America quaking in terror of "the Iron General." In a concise but groundbreaking historical section, Myers also traces the origins of this official culture back to the Japanese fascist thought in which North Korea's first ideologues were schooled.What emerges is a regime completely unlike the West's perception of it. This is neither a bastion of Stalinism nor a Confucian patriarchy, but a paranoid nationalist, "military-first" state on the far right of the ideological spectrum.Since popular support for the North Korean regime now derives almost exclusively from pride in North Korean military might, Pyongyang can neither be cajoled nor bullied into giving up its nuclear program. The implications for US foreign policy--which has hitherto treated North Korea as the last outpost of the Cold War--are as obvious as they are troubling. With North Korea now calling for a "blood reckoning" with the "Yankee jackals," Myers's unprecedented analysis could not be more timely.

Cleaning Business

by Entrepreneur Magazine

Households are not the only places that require a thorough cleaning--so do offices, retail locations, and other businesses. The list doesn't end there--if it can be cleaned, chances are people will pay you to clean it. That's why few industries can claim the variety and depth of opportunities that professional cleaning can. And the vast majority of dual-income families use cleaning services, which means your market is huge.Most cleaning service businesses can be operated on either a part-time or full-time basis, either from home or from a commercial location. The best part is, you can build an extremely profitable business that will generate revenue very quickly with little initial investment!This in-depth guide shows you how to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses residential maid service, commercial janitorial and carpet/upholstery cleaning and offers invaluable insights on:Current statistics and trend forecasts that keep you ahead of the curveThe ins and outs of finding customersNew ideas for hiring and training employeesWhat equipment and supplies you'll need (and where to find them)How to use technology to make your business competitiveUp-to-date legal, tax and insurance requirementsHow to avoid common pitfallsSurefire tips for growing your businessIt also contains answers to frequently asked questions, an appendix of additional resources, and checklists to guide you through each step of the startup process. If you want to start your own successful cleaning business, take your first steps with our startup guide.

Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2

by Nicola Ashurst

What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This second of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques, backed up with useful case study material. Based on the author's extensive on-site involvement at trial and contract stage in many cleaning and surface repair project, this book examines the various attitudes and current cleaning practices, along with the role and need for analysis of substrates and soiling. It also offers advice on dealing with special cleaning problems, such as the removal of paint, graffiti and metallic stains, and provides an assesment of the cleaning methods currently available.

Cleaning House

by Michael Gurian Kay Wills Wyma

Is Your Home Out of Order? Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids--unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them. When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, "Here's to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, 'I believe in you, and I'm going to prove it by putting you to work.'"

Cleaning Windows XP For Dummies

by Allen Wyatt

This wide-ranging guide helps ordinary users fight back against Windows slowdowns, glitches, and annoyancesWindows is the world's dominant desktop operating system, with 93.8 percent of the market as of 2002Packed with savvy tips for decluttering a system, speeding up access to programs and data, customizing the interface, rooting out resource hogs, tuning up e-mail and Web browser performance, protecting against viruses, and moreFocuses on Windows XP and covers the new Service Pack 2, but many techniques are applicable to older Windows versions

The Cleanse Companion Cookbook

by Bonnie Nedrow Jeff Hauptman

Whether you are in great health and want to stay that way, or needing to heal from chronic illness, the The Cleanse Companion Cookbook will serve your body's needs. If you love delicious foods, this book will be your true companion for healthy nutritious meals.The Cleanse Companion Cookbook is intended as a reference for people on a detoxification program, providing the optimal foods to support naturopathic cleansing. Doctors around the country are using it for this and other health promoting purposes.It is an excellent book for folks suffering from diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and any other chronic illness. It can be used to help families that need to be on special anti-inflammatory diets, as all the recipes are wheat, egg, dairy and nightshade free. These hypoallergenic recipes can help reduce inflammation so that your body can regain normal healthy functioning.The recipes are also perfect as a basic diet for healthy weight loss, or for optimal body composition programs, when you may not want to lose weight but you want more muscle.Best of all, The Cleanse Companion Cookbook has fabulous tasting recipes with the addition of sound advice on the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes as well as a variety of spices and herbs.

The Cleanse Companion Cookbook

by Bonnie Nedrow Jeff Hauptman

Whether you are in great health and want to stay that way, or needing to heal from chronic illness, the The Cleanse Companion Cookbook will serve your body's needs. If you love delicious foods, this book will be your true companion for healthy nutritious meals.The Cleanse Companion Cookbook is intended as a reference for people on a detoxification program, providing the optimal foods to support naturopathic cleansing. Doctors around the country are using it for this and other health promoting purposes.It is an excellent book for folks suffering from diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and any other chronic illness. It can be used to help families that need to be on special anti-inflammatory diets, as all the recipes are wheat, egg, dairy and nightshade free. These hypoallergenic recipes can help reduce inflammation so that your body can regain normal healthy functioning.The recipes are also perfect as a basic diet for healthy weight loss, or for optimal body composition programs, when you may not want to lose weight but you want more muscle.Best of all, The Cleanse Companion Cookbook has fabulous tasting recipes with the addition of sound advice on the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes as well as a variety of spices and herbs.

The Cleanse Companion Cookbook

by Bonnie Nedrow Jeff Hauptman

Whether you are in great health and want to stay that way, or needing to heal from chronic illness, the The Cleanse Companion Cookbook will serve your body's needs. If you love delicious foods, this book will be your true companion for healthy nutritious meals.The Cleanse Companion Cookbook is intended as a reference for people on a detoxification program, providing the optimal foods to support naturopathic cleansing. Doctors around the country are using it for this and other health promoting purposes.It is an excellent book for folks suffering from diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and any other chronic illness. It can be used to help families that need to be on special anti-inflammatory diets, as all the recipes are wheat, egg, dairy and nightshade free. These hypoallergenic recipes can help reduce inflammation so that your body can regain normal healthy functioning.The recipes are also perfect as a basic diet for healthy weight loss, or for optimal body composition programs, when you may not want to lose weight but you want more muscle.Best of all, The Cleanse Companion Cookbook has fabulous tasting recipes with the addition of sound advice on the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes as well as a variety of spices and herbs.

Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind

by Jeffrey A. Morrison

"Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind teaches how to clean out your body, and in the process a metamorphosis happens: good health returns, weight normalizes, and the mind becomes clearer. A toxic body is not able to access quality of life. This is a great, important, timely, well-researched book. "-Suzanne Somers Modern life is toxic. The average person accumulates more than 700 harmful chemicals in his or her body, making us fat, sick, and tired. But there's a safe, simple solution that brings noticeable results in as little as ten days. Debunking the myth that you have to drink odd concoctions or eat weird food to jump-start your body's natural detoxification, the clinically proven plan in this book eases symptoms from chronic ailments like allergies and autoimmune diseases as well as daily annoyances such as brain fog, fatigue, and insomnia-without strictly restricting your diet or lifestyle. Complete with a symptom-specific quiz that helps target specific areas for improvement, Dr. Morrison's customizable, inexpensive program helps reverse the symptoms of toxicity, drop excess weight, and keep your body healthy. .

Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of Modern Criticism

by Mark Royden Winchell

From the preface: "Cleanth Brooks (1906-94) was probably the most important literary critic to come to prominence during the second third of the twentieth century. In the generation before him, such pioneers as T. S. Eliot, I. A. Richards, and John Crowe Ransom helped fashion a criticism sophisticated enough to explain the radical innovations being wrought in poetry and fiction. (This approach to literary interpretation came to be called the "new criticism" simply because Ransom had given that innocuous title to a book he published in 1941.) Brooks applied the methods of this new criticism, not only to the modernist texts for which they were created, but to the entire canon of English poetry from John Donne to William Butler Yeats. In his many critical works, especially The Well Wrought Urn and the textbooks he edited with Robert Penn Warren and others, Brooks taught several generations of students how to read literature without prejudice or preconception. In addition to these achievements, Brooks helped invent the modern literary quarterly and wrote the best book yet on the works of William Faulkner."

The Cleanup

by Sean Doolittle

Matthew Worth is a mess. Somewhere between a good cop and a bad screwup, he botched a marriage and a career. His fellow officers think he's a joke. His commanders are tired of cutting him breaks. Even his wife has left him for a flashy homicide detective. Busted to night patrol at a robbery-prone Omaha supermarket, Worth is doing time, wearing his uniform and asking shoppers if they want paper or plastic. If that isn't enough, he suspects he might be falling for Gwen, the shy checkout girl who may ...

The Cleanup

by Robert T. Jeschonek

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS During the Dominion War, the Miradorn -- ninety percent of whom are telepathically linked twins -- allied themselves with the Dominion. Now, in the wake of the Alpha Quadrant's victory in that war, the Miradorn are eager to improve their relationship with the Federation -- especially in light of the numerous dangerous devices the Dominion left behind. One of them has killed a Miradorn scientist named Or-Lin. Now, the S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci must deactivate the rest of the devices before they become responsible for wiping out the entire Miradorn species -- but the only one who can help them is Or-Lin's twin, Em-Lin, who is still devastated by the death of her sister....

Clear

by Nicola Barker

On September 5, 2003, illusionist David Blaine entered a small Perspex box adjacent to London's Thames River and began starving himself. Forty-four days later, on October 19, he left the box, fifty pounds lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The fights? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy? Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity, and hunger.

Clear and Convincing Proof

by Kate Wilhelm

The Kelso/McIvey rehab center is a place of hope and healing for its patients--and for the dedicated staff who volunteer there. But David McIvey, a brilliant surgeon whose ego rivals his skill with a scalpel, wants to change all that. His plan to close the clinic and replace it with a massive new surgery center--with himself at the helm--means that the rehab center will be forced to close its doors.Since he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's not surprising to anyone, especially Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway, that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors early one morning, Barbara once again uses her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisoners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic who stand accused. And in her most perplexing case yet, Barbara is forced to explore the darkest places where people can hide--the soul beneath the skin.

Clear and Present Danger

by Baynard Kendrick

From the book jacket: Baynard Kendrick has returned to the Crime Club, bringing his famous and amazing blind detective with him-which is a promise that more stories of this favorite sleuth are coming. Absorbed in a chess game, Captain Duncan Maclain was unaware he was being watched by a thickset foreigner--which was a strange state of affairs, for Duncan's acute sensitivity usually compensated for his blindness. In any event, Duncan could not have known of the machinations that were suddenly to involve him in a plot as explosive as uranium and as exciting as a ticking geiger counter. That knowledge only came as he sat in a hospital ... and a man's breathing was silenced in a manner that put Duncan in a clear and present danger.

Clear and Simple as the Truth

by Francis-Noël Thomas Mark Turner

Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half ofClear and Simple,the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichiro Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth.

A Clear Case of Suicide

by Michael Underwood

Vernon Gray is the oldest and richest of the residents of the four flats on the sixth floor of a block in his small seaside town. After seeing her on TV, he has instructed Rosa Epton to draft his last will and testament, when another of her clients demands her attention on an urgent matter: he has been accused of stealing five pounds from the collection plate at the end of the Sunday morning service.And then Vernon Gray disappears, along with his housekeeper, leaving a welter of puzzling clues to confuse the police, and the learned Rosa.

Clear Fork

by G. Clifton Wisler

Willie Delamer was coming home to Clear Fork, where his brother Sam and sidekick Romney Fairchild were the scourge of the valley, intimidating and murdering homesteaders to obtain their land. So even old friends like the Cobbs and Slocums weren't prepared to take too kindly to Willie. But Willie was a fighter, a good one, and he wasn't about to lose his friends or their land to the evil Fairchild. It would be a hard battle, with high stakes and terrible odds. But at some point every man has to take a stand for what he believes in, even if it kills him. ...

The Clear Light of Day

by Penelope Wilcock

Recently ordained and more recently divorced, Reverend Esme Browne finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads when stationed at the Portland Road Chapel. In addition to the seaside town, she also now bears the spiritual responsibility for two country chapels, which should be exciting, invigorating, and even hopeful. Esme, however, has forgotten how to pray and, she fears, how to feel.A chance encounter with an eccentric pair of country gnostics may change all that, but she'll have to be willing to juggle the demands of the church, her parishes, and a bevy of well-intended but nosy neighbors.

A Clear North Light: Book One of the Lithuanian Trilogy

by Laurel Schunk

Petras Simonaitis, a young Lithuanian artisan struggling to support his mother and sister, faces the impossible task of coming into manhood under first Nazi and then Soviet domination. Baron Pavel Gerulaitis, a Nazi sympathizer and rich landowner, desires to sire Aryan children although he has dark hair and eyes. When the Baron convinces Petras's sister Ona to live at his castle and be groomed as his future wife, Petras feels powerless to save her. The Baron's first wife and child - a dark child - die mysteriously. Then Ona's body is found floating in the river - at the hands of the Baron, Petras believes. Petras is a Protestant - in a Catholic country - struggling with his faith. He is friends with Joelis, a young Jew, in spite of the taboo against such friendships. Joelis tries to convince Petras and his friend Kazys to help form labor unions to strengthen the country against the rise of communism, but Kazys sneers at their idealism and Petras becomes too overwhelmed with the threats to his loved ones' lives to fight for unions. Rima, the young woman Petras loves, also disappears into the Baron's castle. Rima becomes pregnant with the Baron's child, but Petras marries her and they flee giauliai. Rima begins her lifelong struggle with depression, yet for a short time they live a quiet idyll in the forest of Birai, until the child Gintaras is born and the Baron and the Nazis intrude upon them.

Clear Skin Detox

by Lauren Talbot

A FOOD-FOCUSED STRATEGY FOR ELIMINATING SKIN MALADIES AND CREATING A RADIANT, BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXIONTransform your skin by flushing toxins and fueling your body the natural way. Clear Skin Detox Diet shows you how to achieve the youthful, radiant complexion you desire by packing your diet with sustainable, life-force building nutrition. Rather than trying to improve your skin with harsh topical treatments, this easy-to-follow program harnesses the power of delicious whole foods so you can overcome common ailments, including: Wrinkles Rashes Eczema Psoriasis Acne Rosacea Packed with mouthwatering recipes, helpful shopping lists and skin-clearing menu plans, this book has everything you need to get on the path to eating for radiance. an indispensable tool for anyone who suffers from skin problems or just wants to follow a diet that guarantees picture-perfect, luminous skin.

Clear Speech: Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English (3rd Edition)

by Judy B. Gilbert

This book is designed to help students make the most efficient use of their time as they learn to pronounce English better.

Clear Springs

by Bobbie Ann Mason

In this superb memoir, the bestselling author of In Country and other award-winning books tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. Like Russell Baker's Growing Up, Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain, and other classic literary memoirs, Clear Springs takes us back in time to recapture a way of life that has all but disappeared, a country culture deeply rooted in work and food and family, in common sense and music and the land. Clear Springs is also an American woman's odyssey, exploring how a misfit girl who dreamed of distant places grew up in the forties, fifties, and sixties, and fulfilled her ambition to be a writer. A multilayered narrative of three generations--Bobbie Ann Mason, her parents and grandparents--Clear Springs gracefully interlaces several different lives, decades, and locales, moving from the industrious life on a Kentucky farm to travels around the South with Mason as president of the Hilltoppers Fan Club; from the hippie lifestyle of the 1960s New York counterculture to the shock-therapy ward of a mental institution; from a farmhouse to the set of a Hollywood movie; from pop music concerts to a small rustic schoolhouse. Clear Springs depicts the changes that have come to family, to women, and to heartland America in the twentieth century, as well as to Bobbie Ann Mason herself. When the movie of Mason's bestselling novel In Country is filmed near Clear Springs, it brings the first limousines to town, even as it brings out once again the wisdom and values of Mason's remarkable parents. Her mother, especially, stands at the center of this book. Mason's journey leads her to a recognition of the drama and significance of her mother's life and to a new understanding of heritage, place, and family roots. Brilliant and evocative, Clear Springs is a stunning achievement.

Clear Thinking and Writing

by John Langan

Provides points and support to the need of becoming a better thinker and writer. The first three chapters provide the reason of why you need to clearly understand the difference between point and support; chapter 4 the common mistakes writers make, chapter 5 order of organizing the support for a point Chapter 6 difference between a paragraph and an essay Chapter 7 Writing process steps Chapter 8 Writing Assessments for an opportunity to practice what you've learnt and the interesting topics to indulge in

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