All Quiet on the Orient Express

Author(s): Magnus Mills

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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'.

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'Understatedly surreal, deadpan gothic, Mills is a master of the uncanny ... Such a fresh fictional voice' Esquire 'Mills is a master of the cliffhanger and can make even the most deadpan behaviour compelling and funny... A deliciously sly comic fable' Financial Times 'Absorbing, darkly worrying and very, very funny' The Times 'Mill's great strength is in mixing quiet amusing amusements with a deeper feeling of malice' Guardian

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781408813768
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : May 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 320