Most widely held works by Magnus Mills
The restraint of beasts : a novel by Magnus Mills ( Book )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 803 libraries worldwide
A black comedy on the British workman. It features three men who erect fences and whose minds are on their beer at the end of the day. This preoccupation makes them accident prone with unfortunate consequences for those supervising them. A first novel.
All quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 776 libraries worldwide
In preparation for a trip to India, a young man in Britain goes camping. Offered free board at a camping ground in exchange for odd jobs, he becomes involved in local life and never makes it to India. A witty look at the power of habit by a former London bus driver, author of The Restraint of Beasts.
Three to see the king by Magnus Mills ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
"The tale of a man who lives in a house made of tin, set in a remote corner of the world where the wind howls and the sand blows. It is a bleak landscape but, the man assures us, he is content enough." -- Jacket.
Explorers of the new century by Magnus Mills ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and German and held by 548 libraries worldwide
In his terse new tour de force of a tale, Mills gives history a shake, and you'll never guess what the fallout is. Set at the dawn of the great age of exploration, the era of Shackleton and Perry and Scott, the book presents the adventures of two intrepid teams, both vying to reach the AFP, or Agreed Furthest Point-a worthy, even ennobling cause. The competition is friendly but conditions are extreme. To get through the arid, lifeless landscape, both teams must learn to make sacrifices, sacrifices that will change just about everything.
The scheme for full employment by Magnus Mills ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 534 libraries worldwide
"The whole concept is so simple yet so perfect; men drive to and from strategically placed warehouses in Univans, identical and very serviceable vehicles, transporting replacement parts for Univans." -- Jacket.
The maintenance of headway by Magnus Mills ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
In Magnus Mills' brilliant short novel he transports us into the bizarre world of the bus drivers who take us to work, to the supermarket, to the match and home again. It is a strange but all too real universe in which the timetable and the maintenance of headway are sacred, but where the routes can change with a click of an inspector's fingers and the helpless passengers are secondary. The journey will seem as familiar as your regular route, but then Magnus Mills shows you how it is fine to be a little bit late but utterly unforgivable to be a moment early - container.
Screwtop Thompson by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Only when the sun shines brightly by Magnus Mills ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Screwtop Thompson : and other tales by Magnus Mills ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Once in a blue moon by Magnus Mills ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Vrij kamperen by Magnus Mills ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Een jongeman wordt door een bazige campinghouder gedwongen gratis allerlei domme klusjes te doen.
De hekkenbouwers by Magnus Mills ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Een kersverse voorman van een Schots bedrijf wordt met een ploegje werkschuwe arbeiders voor een grote opdracht naar Engeland gestuurd, waar hij merkt hoe hij langzaamaan wordt geïndoctrineerd en zo meewerkt aan hun sabotage.
Het plan voor volledige werkgelegenheid by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Vrachtwagenchauffeurs, wier taak bestaat uit het heen en weer rijden tussen het ene depot en het andere, komen over nietige geschillen in conflict en zetten zo hun lieve leventje op het spel.
Ganze Arbeit : Roman by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
De verkenners van de Nieuwe Eeuw by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Twee groepen ontdekkingsreizigers maken afzonderlijk van elkaar een lange expeditie door een onherbergzaam leeg landschap naar 'het verst van de beschaving verwijderde punt'.
Een tempel van blik by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Een man die in een afgelegen blikken huis woont krijgt de gelegenheid deel te nemen aan een woongroep die geleid wordt door een charismatische architect.
El encierro de las bestias by Magnus Mills ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sur le départ by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Le narrateur, en voyage à destination de l'Inde, s'arrête dans un camping perdu dans la campagne britannique et fait la connaissance du propriétaire, M. Parker, qui lui propose un petit boulot, puis un autre. Petit à petit, il ne peut plus refuser les différentes tâches qu'on lui demande et n'arrive pas à repartir, prisonnier d'une étrange conspiration...
Zum König! Roman by Magnus Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Stängslet by Magnus Mills ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Swedish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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