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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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Ladysmith
A Novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.95

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 >
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Ladysmith
A Novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Last King of Scotland

Written by Giles Foden


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Last King of Scotland

Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $14.00

Winner of the Whitbread Award

"This decidedly quirky yet absorbing first novel—that brings to mind the diabolical Evelyn Waugh."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

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... Read more >
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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Written by Giles Foden


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $16.00

The Whitbread Award-winning author of The Last King of Scotland brings his extensive knowledge of Africa to his first work of nonfiction: the incredible true story that inspired the classic film The African Queen.

When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there... Read more >
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Turbulence
A novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95

The D-day landings—the fate of 2.5 million men, three thousand landing craft and the entire future of Europe depend on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is... Read more >
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Turbulence
A novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

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