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Mills, Magnus

Works: 27 works in 256 publications in 13 languages and 4,871 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Political fiction  Black humor  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.I37784, 823.914
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Publications about Magnus Mills
Publications by Magnus Mills
Most widely held works about Magnus Mills
Most widely held works by Magnus Mills
The restraint of beasts : a novel by Magnus Mills( Book )
68 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 923 libraries worldwide
When sloth and alcohol lead to a horribly botched job, two fence builders named Tam and Richie flee their native Scotland to England, where all hell quickly breaks loose
All quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills( Book )
42 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 807 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'
The scheme for full employment by Magnus Mills( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 541 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
Three to see the king by Magnus Mills( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 530 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 )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 517 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 401 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 257 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 by Magnus Mills( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 192 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
Only when the sun shines brightly by Magnus Mills( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The field of the cloth of gold by Magnus Mills( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 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
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 58 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 )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 25 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( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 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
Sjak nr. 3 by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Komt allen tezamen by Magnus Mills( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Stängslet by Magnus Mills( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Swedish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Intet nyt fra Orientekspressen by Magnus Mills( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Planen til sikring af fuld beskæftigelse by Magnus Mills( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Absurd fortælling om den kunstigt opretholdte fulde beskæftigelse, som tilvejebringes ved at en enorm mængde varebiler kører fra depot til depot, med kasser med reservedele til de samme varebiler, som ingen i realiteten har brug for, men arbejde har man
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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
English (162)
Danish (21)
German (13)
Dutch (11)
Spanish (10)
Polish (7)
French (6)
Italian (6)
Finnish (3)
Czech (3)
Swedish (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
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