The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

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By (author) Giles Foden

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 22mm | 283g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571232884
  • ISBN 13: 9780571232888
  • Edition statement: Film tie-in ed
  • Sales rank: 155,655

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What would it be like to become Idi Amin's personal physician? Giles Foden's best-selling thriller is the story of a young Scottish doctor drawn into the heart of the Ugandan dictator's surreal and brutal regime. Privy to Amin's thoughts and ambitions, he is both fascinated and appalled. As Uganda plunges into civil chaos he realises action is imperative - but which way should he jump?

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Giles Foden, who grew up in Africa, is the chief reviewer for the Guardian. In 1998 Foden won the prestigious Whitbread First Novel Award for The Last King of Scotland, which was followed in 1999 by Ladysmith and in 2002 with Zanzibar - books which, according to Alan Massie writing in the Scotsman, 'establish him as the most original and interesting novelist of his generation'.