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The Resource A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in, Magnus Mills

A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in, Magnus Mills

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A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in
Title
A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in
Statement of responsibility
Magnus Mills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Far away, in the ancient empire of Greater Fallowfields, things are falling apart. The imperial orchestra is presided over by a conductor who has never played a note, the clocks are changed constantly to ensure that the sun always sets at five o' clock, and the Astronomer Royal is only able to use the observatory telescope when he can find a sixpence to put in its slot. But while the kingdom drifts, awaiting the return of the young emperor, who has gone abroad and communicates only by penny post, a sinister and unfamiliar enemy is getting closer and closer. 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.
Tone
Writing style
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10115037
Cataloging source
NLGGC
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1954-
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Mills, Magnus
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • English fiction
  • Black humor (Literature)
Target audience
adult
Label
A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in, Magnus Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047946981
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408824214
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)758607078
Label
A cruel bird came to the nest and looked in, Magnus Mills
Publication
Control code
000047946981
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408824214
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)758607078

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