“It had a manicure”

Source: guardianbookshop.com

The Guardian’s Alfred Hickling’s review of The Care of Wooden Floors says the book is “a nicely turned satire on the notion that the path to spiritual contentment lies in a pristine set of polished wooden floorboards”.  I laugh at this, recalling my own new obsession for polishing my place’ floorboards until, as Hickling’s quotation of Wiles’ description of the floors in his book, “it had a manicure” from “application of various compounds that seem to have been sourced from “the Body Shop rather than a hardware store”.

The complete book review here.


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