A gripping blend of fact and fiction in a D-Day novel about how human beings deal with uncertainty.
Giles Foden, who grew up in Africa, was for three years an assistant editor to the Times Literary Supplement and then joined the staff of the Guardian. In 1998, Foden won the Whitbread First Novel Award for The Last King of Scotland, which was followed in 1999 by Ladysmith - two novels which, according to The Scotsman, 'establish him as the most original and interesting novelist of his generation.'
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