Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Wolfram, Russian Roulette, Fascinating Footnotes From History and Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. He has also written three novels and three children's books. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in south London.
Vivid, graphic and moving * Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
Earns its place in a crowded field by bringing a completely fresh, very human approach . . . It has a wonderful immediacy and vitality-living history in every sense * Anthony Horowitz *
Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour de force * Damien Lewis *
Fantastic * Dan Snow *
Stirring and unsettling in equal measure, this is history writing at its most powerful. * Evening Standard *
With his deft storytelling skills, Milton has produced an action-packed and racy narrative that breathes new life into the words and deed of the extraordinary generation that found itself caught up in one of the defining days of western history ... it's terrific stuff -- James Holland * BBC History Magazine *
Giles Milton is no ordinary writer . . . This is an exemplary account enlivened and enriched by the author's discreet and under-stated sense of common humanity * Sunday Herald *