The Field of the Cloth of Gold

Magnus Mills

The Field of the Cloth of GoldIt used to be just Hen. He had a tent in the west and he was the first. But more and more people are setting up camp in the lush pastures of the Great Field and with each new arrival life becomes a little more complicated. When a large and disciplined group arrive from across the river emotions run so high that even a surplus of milk pudding can’t smooth ruffled feathers. Change is coming; change that threatens to destroy the field’s promise of halcyon days….

In this witty and surreal fable Magnus Mills cements his status as one of Britain’s most original novelists.

About the author

Magnus Mills is the author of A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In and six other 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 most recent novel, A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In, was published to great critical acclaim. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London.

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