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The last king of Scotland

Author: Giles Foden
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Idi Amin; Idi Amin Dada; Idi Amin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giles Foden
ISBN: 0571179169 9780571179169 0571195644 9780571195640
OCLC Number: 39039696
Awards: Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1999
Winner of Betty Trask Awards 1999
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1998
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1998
Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1999
Short-listed for Betty Trask Award 1999
Description: 330 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Giles Foden.

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Combining elements of the thriller noir with comedy, this novel is based on the macabre events of Idi Amin's regime. "The Last King of Scotland" is one of the many titles which the tyrant bestowed on  Read more...

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