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Field of the Cloth of Gold

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
A joyous outing from the writer whose work the New York Times compares to "a Monty Python sketch adapted by Kafka."

Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmith Prize

The Great Field lies in the bend of a broad, meandering river. Bounded on three sides by water, on the fourth side it dwindles gradually into wilderness. A handful of tents are scattered far and wide across its immensity. Their flags flutter in the warm breeze, rich with the promise of halcyon days.

But more and more people are setting up camp in the lush pastures, and with each new arrival, life becomes a little more complicated. And when a large and disciplined group arrives from across the river, emotions run so high that even a surplus of milk pudding can't soothe ruffled feathers. Change is coming; change that threatens the delicate balance of power in the Great Field.

Magnus Mills's new novel takes its name from the site of a 1520 meeting, between Henry VIII and Francis I of France, to improve relations between the countries as the Treaty of London deteriorated. It allegorically suggests a number of historical encounters on British soil: the coming of the Vikings, the coming of the Romans. But The Field of the Cloth of Gold sits firmly outside of time, a skillful and surreal fable dealing with ideas of ownership, empire, immigration, charisma, diplomacy, and bureaucracy. It cements Magnus Mills's status as one of the most original and beloved novelists writing today.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
ISBN: 1-63286-286-7 / 978-1-63286-286-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
ISBN: 1-4088-6002-3 / 978-1-4088-6002-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
ISBN: 1-4088-6004-X / 978-1-4088-6004-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

June 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Author(s): Magnus Mills
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


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