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“It had a manicure”


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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