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The Scheme for Full Employment By Magnus Mills

The Scheme for Full Employment
by Magnus Mills

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Magnus Mills and industry, working (and shirking) in productive harmony.
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The Scheme for Full Employment by Magnus Mills

A wonderfully original fable which will appeal to readers of all ages, from 'a British writer to be treasured' (Independent on Sunday)Of course, if this had been any other country The Scheme would still be going today. In any other country it would have been regarded as a national treasure. Planned to the finest detail by people of vision, The Scheme was watertight, and could not possibly go wrong. Except in this country. 'Life on The Scheme is like being in a great big feather bed. You've got your full uniform provided, winter and summer, subsidized cups of tea and sandwiches, the opportunity for a quiet doze in a lay-by while you wait to clock off, and a generous weekly wage. And all you've got to do is turn up for work every day! But it could all so easily come to an end. Already, workers are beginning to divide into opposing camps, and a new superintendent has arrived, intent on sending The Scheme the way of 'all those other failed social experiments, like public transport, school dinners and municipal orchestras'. Might the chill winds of change spell an end to our glorious summer?

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The Scheme for Full Employment Reviews


'A British writer to be treasured' Independent on Sunday'Mills's odd but wonderful books combine the language of a children's story and the strange dry humour of Harold Pinter... This is a writer [whose] apparent simplicity sends your imagination flying in a way that is magical and unique.' Daily Express'A unique talent... Mills's novels are among the best and most original in recent English fiction.' Literary Review'Magnus Mills is a genius...an extraordinary individual with a completely unique view of the world, who makes sense of it in totally unexpected and inexplicable ways. It's rare that you finish a book feeling so richly satisfied.' Big Issue

About Magnus Mills


magnus mills's work has been translated into no less than twenty languages. He is the author of a book of short stories, Only When the Sun Shines Brightly, as well as three novels: Three to See the King, All Quiet on the Orient Express and The Restraint of Beasts, a novel which won the McKitterick Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award.

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GOR001168916
The Scheme for Full Employment by Magnus Mills
Magnus Mills
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-03-15
256
0007151322
9780007151325
N/A
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