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Giles Foden

Giles Foden was born in 1967 in England and spent his youth in Africa. Between 1990 and 2006 he worked as an editor at The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian. In 1998 he published The Last King of Scotland, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was later made into a feature film. The author of two other novels and also a work of narrative nonfiction, in 2007 he was appointed professor of creative writing at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. He lives in Norfolk, England.

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The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories
Written by John Buchan, Edited by Giles Foden, Introduction by Giles Foden
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144242-6 (0-14-144242-5)

A new selection of short stories by "the prince of thriller writers" (The Times, London)

The short stories of John Buchan are known for their authentically rendered backgrounds, taut pacing, and atmosphere of expectancy and international intrigue. These diverse tales combine Buchan's remarkable experiences and interests as a traveler, war correspondent... Read more

Written by Giles Foden
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2001
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70837-4 (0-375-70837-5)

From the author of the Whitbread Award—winning The Last King of Scotland, comes a spellbinding tale of a town under siege in colonial Africa and a young woman who finds love and freedom in the midst of a devastating war.

The year is 1899, and the South African town of Ladysmith is... Read more

The Last King of Scotland
Written by Giles Foden
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70331-7 (0-375-70331-4)

Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him... Read more

Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
Written by Giles Foden
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7526-3 (1-4000-7526-2)

When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship—even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy an intimidating fleet of German steamers. The leader of this improbable mission... Read more

Written by Giles Foden
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47626-5 (0-307-47626-X)

Giles Foden, the prizewinning author of The Last King of Scotland, delivers a mesmerizing blend of fact and fiction in this novel about how human beings deal with uncertainty.
Five days before D-day, a team of Allied scientists is charged with making an accurate weather forecast for the landings. Henry Meadows—a young...

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