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The Last King of Scotland By Giles Foden

The Last King of Scotland
by Giles Foden

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In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker).
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The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

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About Giles Foden


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'.

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GOR000944065
The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
Giles Foden
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2007-01-18
352
0571232884
9780571232888
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1998
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