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A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In


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'He has no literary precedent, and he also appears to have no imitators. He mines a seam that no one else touches on, every sentence in every book having a Magnus Mills ring to it that no other writer could produce' Independent

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Magnus Mills is the author of the story collection Screwtop Thompson and six novels, including The Restraint of Beasts, which won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread (now the Costa) First Novel Award in 1999. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London.


'Like P.G. Wodehouse, Mills has created his own deeply English world, rich in comic possibilities' * Independent *
'Imagine The Office crossed with Brave New World ... hilarious' * Daily Express *
'Comedy's blackest, funniest and most astute practitioner' * Daily Telegraph *
'Brilliant, hilariously surreal. Like the Coen Brothers directing an Alan Bennett play ... fantastic' * Daily Mirror *

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