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Foden, Giles 1967-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 326 publications in 10 languages and 7,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Adventure stories  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR4731, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Giles Foden
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden( Book )

69 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish doctor who is personal physician to the African dictator, Idi Amin, is seduced by his charm and the perks of office to the point where he ignores the dictator's unspeakable brutality. Now back in Scotland, Dr. Nicholas Garrigan questions his complicity and finds the answer in the corruption of power. A first novel
Turbulence by Giles Foden( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this--but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Henry Meadows, a young math prodigy, is sent to Scotland to uncover Ryman's system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined. When Henry meets Gill, Ryman's beautiful wife, events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.--From publisher description
Ladysmith by Giles Foden( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing novel of the Boer War visits the South African town of Ladysmith in 1899, which has been surrounded by Boer forces and threatened with destruction
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden( Recording )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish doctor who is personal physician to the African dictator, Idi Amin, is seduced by his charm and the perks of office to the point where he ignores the dictator's unspeakable brutality. Now back in Scotland, Dr. Nicholas Garrigan questions his complicity and finds the answer in the corruption of power. A first novel
Mimi and Toutou's big adventure : the bizarre battle of Lake Tanganyika by Giles Foden( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship - even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy an intimidating fleet of German steamers. The leader of this improbable mission is Geoffrey Spicer-Simson, the oldest lieutenant commander in the navy, whose career thus far had been distinguished by two sinkings. His seemingly impossible charge: to trek overland through the African bush hauling Mimi and Toutou - two forty-foot mahogany gunboats - and defeat the Germans on Lake Tanganyika. Spicer-Simson sets forth on a lunatic 2,800-mile journey with a band of cantankerous, insubordinate Scotsmen, Irishmen and Englishmen
Zanzibar by Giles Foden( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Karolides is a marine biologist working on coral reef protection off Zanzibar - the island of slaves, sultans & spices that has signified both the exotic & the malcontent. He meets Miranda Powers & is soon embroiled in a terrorist conspiracy
Mimi and Toutou go forth : the bizarre battle of Lake Tanganyika by Giles Foden( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War One, German warships controlled Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa. The British had no naval craft at all upon 'Tanganjikasee', as the Germans called it. This mattered: it was the longest lake in the world and of great strategic advantage. In June 1915, a force of 28 men was despatched from Britain on a vast journey. Their orders were to take control of the lake. To reach it, they had to haul two motorboats with the unlikely names of Mimi and Toutou through the wilds of the Congo. The twenty-eight were a strange bunch - onew as addicted to Worcester [i.e. Worcestershire] sauce, another was a former racing driver - but the strangest of all of them was their skirt-wearing, tattoo-covered commander Geoffrey Spicer-Simson."--Jacket
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impovershed locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
Turbulence by Giles Foden( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The D-Day landings: the fate of 2.5 million men, 3,000 landing craft, and the entire future of Europe depends 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 it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead?
Untitled novel : Foden by Giles Foden( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladysmith by Giles Foden( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1899, and Boer forces have surrounded the small South African town of Ladysmith. As shells and shrapnel rain down, British soldiers and townsfolk dig themselves in, waiting for rescue. But General Buller's relief column can't break through--
Le dernier roi d'Écosse by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1971. Un jeune médecin écossais part en Ouganda et croise la route d'Idi Amin Dada, le nouvel homme fort du pays qui lui propose de devenir son médecin personnel. Il accepte et rejoint le cercle très fermé du président. Mais il prend rapidement conscience de la folie meurtrière du dictateur. Sa seule issue : fuir. Une traque acharnée commence
A novel of the atmosphere by Giles Foden( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The D-day landings: the fate of 2.5 million men, 3000 landing craft and the entire future of Europe depends 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 it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead?
Tanganyika by Giles Foden( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En juin 1915, un corps expéditionnaire britannique est envoyé en Afrique centrale. Forte de vingt-huit hommes rassemblés à la hâte et de deux petites embarcations, Mimi et Toutou, cette troupe haute en couleur doit reprendre le lac Tanganyika aux troupes allemandes, et d'abord traverser un Congo hostile. D'après les mêmes faits réels évoqués dans le film de John Huston, African Queen
Body of work : 40 years of creative writing at UEA( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guardian century( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ultimo re di Scozia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Garrigan è un medico scozzese neolaureato che sogna l'avventura umanitaria. La trova in Uganda dove si reca ad esercitare la sua professione. Viene immediatamente colpito dalla moglie del medico responsabile dell'ospedale ma ben presto una più forte calamita lo attrae a sé: si tratta di Idi Amin Dada, il trascinatore di folle che ha appena sconfitto l'avversario Milton Obote e rimarrà Presidente del Paese dal 1971 al 1979. Nicholas diverrà suo medico personale e poi suo principale consigliere scoprendo progressivamente che dietro alla facciata di brillante bonomia si cela un uomo crudele. (My movies)
El Último rey de Escocia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se suponía que iba a ser una fantástica aventura en un país lejano, pero cuando un inocente y joven doctor llega a Uganda en los anos setenta (esperando divertirse, tomar el sol) se ve inmerso en un sorprendente viaje al reino más oscuro de la tierra: el corazón humano. Ésta es la historia de El último rey de Escocia, un thriller que recrea en pantalla el mundo en Uganda bajo el yugo del loco dictador Idi Amín. Mezclando hábilmente hechos reales y ficción
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Penguin Classics Introduction to King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard by Robert Hampson( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Foden, G.

Giles Foden britischer Autor

Giles Foden Brits journalist

Giles Foden brytyjski pisarz

Giles Foden écrivain britannique

Giles Foden escritor británico

Giles Foden scrittore britannico

Джайлс Фоден

ジャイルズ・フォーデン

フォーデン, ジャイルズ

吉爾斯·佛登

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