The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

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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 realizes action is imperative - but which way should he jump?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 125 x 195 x 21mm | 285g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571195644
  • 9780571195640
  • 939,549

About Giles Foden

Giles Foden was born in 1967 and spent his youth in Africa. Between 1990 and 2006 he worked as a journalist on 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 three other novels and also a work of narrative non-fiction, he was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2007. He lives in Norfolk.
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3,417 ratings
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4 47% (1,589)
3 28% (954)
2 5% (178)
1 1% (35)
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