Three to See the King

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9780007110476: Three to See the King

The third book from perhaps the most original comic novelist in England 'I live in a house built entirely from tin. For a long while I was quite content here, and remained convinced I would find no better place to be. Then one day a woman arrived at my door and said, "So this is where you've been hiding."' Living in a tin shack, on a great plain, with only the wind for company: what could be better? But with Mary Petrie rapidly turning your house into a home, and the charismatic Michael Hawkins enticing your neighbours away, suddenly there are choices to be made. Should you stay? Or join the exodus?

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Magnus Mills is the author of 'The Restraint of Beasts', 'All Quiet on the Orient Express' , 'The Scheme for Full Employment' and 'Explorers of the New Century'. He has had many different jobs including working as a bus driver and writing a column for the Independent before becoming a novelist.

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'Mills's particularly rural comedy -- in which only locals are allowed to order the interesting biscuits in the village shop -- shares its anthropological glee with The League of Gentlemen!. Three To See The King is even stranger, sparser and more daring; as Mills steps back from fables of alienated labour to Beckettian first principles, his closed system closes in! It shouldn't be a speedy page-turner, but it is; light reading with real depth, this is philosophy for fiction-lovers.' Justine Jordan, Guardian 'Magnus Mills is a genius! an extraordinary individual with a completely unique view of the world, who makes sense of it in totally unexpected and inexplicable ways. It's rare that you finish a book feeling so richly satisfied.' Big Issue 'A spare but absorbing tale in which Mills handles weighty issues of charismatic leadership, blind faith, and the interdependence of human beings, with a light, dextrous touch.' Charlotte Mosley, Daily Mail

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