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Mills, Magnus

Overview
Works: 35 works in 285 publications in 15 languages and 4,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Political fiction  Black humor  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 )

    74 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 921 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. A first novel
    All quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills( Book )

    43 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member 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 )

    32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 511 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 )

    23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 510 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 )

    18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 487 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 463 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
    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

    A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In is Magnus Mills's most ambitious work to date. A surreal portrait of a world that, although strange and distant, contains rather too many similarities to our own for the alien not to become brilliantly familiar and disturbingly close to home
    Screwtop Thompson and other tales by Magnus Mills( Book )

    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Eleven stories, short but perfectly formed transport the reader into the strangely familiar and utterly surreal world of Magnus Mills, where the mundane and the fantastical mingle
    The field of the cloth of gold by Magnus Mills( Book )

    8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 144 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
    Only when the sun shines brightly by Magnus Mills( Book )

    8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 73 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 61 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 )

    4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    The restraint of beasts by Magnus Mills( Recording )

    4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 24 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 12 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
    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

    Sjak nr. 3 by Magnus Mills( Recording )

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

    Intet nyt fra Orientekspressen by Magnus Mills( Book )

    4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Komt allen tezamen by Magnus Mills( Book )

    1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Intet nyt fra Orientekspressen by Magnus Mills( Recording )

    5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Stängslet by Magnus Mills( Book )

    2 editions published in 1999 in Swedish and held by 3 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

    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 Thompson and other talesOnly when the sun shines brightly