Author(s): Magnus Mills
Living on a windy plain in a house made entirely from tin, a recluse's quiet life is transformed by the severely critical Mary Petrie who arrives unannounced with a trunk of her belongings in tow. As a procession of new houseguests begins, our narrator is put under pressure as his previously-isolated existence is turned on its head and he is forced to choose between a solitary life and joining the mass exodus of his neighbours...
'Marvellous ... a delicious ambiguity, a parable which is both loaded and ingenious' Independent 'Mills's comedy shares its anthropological glee with The League of Gentlemen...This shouldn't be a speedy page-turner, but it is; light reading with real depth' Guardian 'Pythonesque ... Quirky, deadpan and quietly unhinged' Scotsman 'Magnus Mills goes from strength to strength...Three to See the King develops his idiosyncratic vision with wry intelligence and wit' Spectator
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.