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Mills, Magnus

Overview
Works: 37 works in 303 publications in 14 languages and 5,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Short stories  Allegories  Short stories, English  Action and adventure fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Magnus Mills
 
Most widely held works by Magnus Mills
The restraint of beasts : a novel by Magnus Mills( Book )

75 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member 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
All quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. It is the end of the summer. The tourists have already gone, and now the sun is abandoning the Lake District's damp valleys. Only a lone camper remains, enjoying the quiet. He plans to stay just long enough to prepare for a trip to the East. But then the owner of the campsite asks him to paint a fence and he innocently obliges. Soon other odd jobs pile up until little by little he becomes ensnared in the ominous 'out-of-season'
Three to see the king by Magnus Mills( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member 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
The scheme for full employment by Magnus Mills( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member 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
Explorers of the new century by Magnus Mills( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member 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 maintenance of headway by Magnus Mills( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Booker-shortlisted author acclaimed as having 'no literary precedent' (Independent) comes a gently absurd examination of the systems that trap and frustrate us daily. Fans of dry humor will enjoy this tale of mishap and folly, told from the point of view of a bus driver who's been charged to maintain a precise distance between himself and other buses--a directive that leads him to ignore the very passengers he's meant to serve."--Publisher's web site
The field of the cloth of gold by Magnus Mills( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lush meadow, bounded by dense forest and a sparkling river, the flags of several tents flutter in the breeze, rich with the promise of halcyon days. Yet all is not as tranquil as it may seem: the balance of power wrought between the occupants of The Great Field, as it is properly known, is a delicate one, and relationships are stretched to breaking point when a new, large and disciplined group offers to share its surplus of milk pudding. Only the narrator acknowledges the gesture, but by forging links with the newcomers he becomes a conduit for change, change that threatens The Great Field
A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in by Magnus Mills( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far away, in the ancient empire of Greater Fallowfields, things are falling apart. The imperial orchestra is presided over by a conductor who has never played a note, the clocks are changed constantly to ensure that the sun always sets at five o' clock, and the Astronomer Royal is only able to use the observatory telescope when he can find a sixpence to put in its slot. But while the kingdom drifts, awaiting the return of the young emperor, who has gone abroad and communicates only by penny post, a sinister and unfamiliar enemy is getting closer and closer
Screwtop Thompson by Magnus Mills( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Hark the Herald", a guest stays at an eerie guesthouse over Christmas without encountering any other residents, despite constant reassurance from the landlord that he would see them if only he arrived for breakfast slightly earlier; in "Only When the Sun Shines Brightly" Aesop's fable about a competition between the Sun and the Wind to get a man to take his coat off, gets a new look involving a railway arch, a builder and a piece of plastic sheeting. In "Once in a Blue Moon" a man arrives home to find the family house under siege, with his mother armed, dangerous and firing at the police with a shotgun, and attempts to appease her with an invitation to seasonal hospitality; and in the title story, rivalry between three cousins over a faulty toy gets out of hand as the cousins unwittingly imitate the toy they're fighting over. Magnus Mills has published two collections of stories - "Only When the Sun Shines Brightly" and "Once in a Blue Moon"--Which are collected here together with four new stories for the first time to make a set of twelve
Only when the sun shines brightly by Magnus Mills( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in by Magnus Mills( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far away, in the ancient empire of Greater Fallowfields, things are falling apart. But while the kingdom drifts, awaiting the return of the young emperor, who has gone abroad, a sinister and unfamiliar enemy is getting closer and closer
Once in a blue moon by Magnus Mills( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forensic records society by Magnus Mills( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within a few months we'd witnessed bickering, desertion, subterfuge and rivalry. I was rapidly coming to the conclusion that only a miracle could save us now. Two men with a passion for vinyl create a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, The Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering. However, as the club gains popularity, its founder's uncompromising dogma results in a schism within the movement and soon a counter group forms. Then the arrival of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society. As rifts are forged and gulfs widen, Magnus Mills examines the surreal nature of ordinary lives. The master of the comic deadpan returns for his ninth novel, a spectacularly disingenuous exploration of power, fanaticism and really, really good records
The restraint of beasts by Magnus Mills( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member 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
The maintenance of headway by Magnus Mills( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member 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 the click of an inspector's fingers and the helpless passengers are secondary
The field of the cloth of gold by Magnus Mills( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lush meadow, bounded by dense forest and a sparkling river, the flags of several tents flutter in the breeze, rich with the promise of halcyon days. Yet all is not as tranquil as it may seem: The balance of power wrought between the occupants of The Great Field, as it is properly known, is a delicate one, and relationships are stretched to breaking point when a new, large and disciplined group offers to share its surplus of milk pudding. Only the narrator acknowledges the gesture, but by forging links with the newcomers, he becomes a conduit for change, change that threatens The Great Field
Young Steerer (junger Lenker), Erwin, misfit (Bulldog/goat), Colorado, doggy, Augenbilder, gluematic, MCC, misfit, (pheasant/goat), Nottingham, o.T.(shelf) & others by Thomas Grünfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intet nyt fra Orientekspressen by Magnus Mills( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Paradies, möglicherweise Roman by Magnus Mills( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sjak nr. 3 by Magnus Mills( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All quiet on the Orient Express
Alternative Names
Magnus Mills britischer Schriftsteller

Magnus Mills British writer

Magnus Mills Brits auteur

Magnus Mills escritor británico

ミルズ, マグナス

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All quiet on the Orient ExpressThree to see the kingThe scheme for full employmentExplorers of the new centuryThe maintenance of headwayA cruel bird came to the nest and looked inScrewtop ThompsonOnly when the sun shines brightly