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Mills, Magnus

Overview
Works: 37 works in 296 publications in 14 languages and 5,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  Satire  Political fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063, 823.914
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Publications by Magnus Mills
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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 922 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 768 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 )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 501 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 491 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 477 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 )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 463 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 232 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 210 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 185 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 73 libraries worldwide
A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 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 libraries worldwide
The restraint of beasts by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 22 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( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 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
The field of the cloth of gold by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 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
Intet nyt fra Orientekspressen by Magnus Mills( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Danish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sjak nr. 3 by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Das Paradies, möglicherweise Roman by Magnus Mills( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
FORENSIC RECORDS SOCIETY by Magnus Mills( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Magnus Mills britischer Schriftsteller
Magnus Mills British writer
Magnus Mills Brits auteur
ミルズ, マグナス
Languages
English (187)
German (16)
Danish (15)
Spanish (10)
Dutch (10)
Italian (7)
Polish (7)
French (6)
Finnish (5)
Czech (3)
Japanese (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
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