‘Giles Milton is a master of historical narrative’ - Sunday Times

Giles Milton is the internationally best-selling author of nine works of popular history, including Nathaniel’s Nutmeg. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have been serialized on both the BBC and in British newspapers.

The Times described Milton as being able ‘to take an event from history and make it come alive’, while The New York Times said that Milton’s ‘prodigious research yields an entertaining, richly informative look at the past.

Giles Milton’s book Nathaniel’s Nutmeg is currently under option in America for a major TV series while his most recent title, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (see below) is also under option. 

All of Milton’s books are available in print format and as e-books, in UK and US editions.

Giles Milton's latest book, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, is now published by John Murray and available from Waterstones|Foyles|Amazon|Blackwell's|W.H.Smith It became a Sunday Times bestseller in the first week of publication. The American edition is now published by Picador with the title Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. 'Milton is a first rate storyteller... a rousing account' - Howard Schneider, Wall Street Journal.

'Wonderful... fascinating' - Lawrence James, The Times. 

In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage.

The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler’s favourite, Reinhard Heydrich.

Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world’s leading expert in silent killing. He was hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines.

Led by a dapper Scotsman, Colin Gubbins, these men – along with three others – formed a secret inner circle that planned all of the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War.

Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six ‘ministers’, aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they succeeded in changing the course of the war.

Told with Giles Milton’s trademark verve and eye for detail, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is thoroughly researched and based on hitherto unknown archival material. It is a gripping narrative of adventure and derring-do and is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

'A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it' - Anthony Horowitz

'Terrific... a great read' - Ian Hislop

Giles Milton is represented by Georgia Garrett at RCW literary agency and Rob Kraitt at Casarotto film and television agency


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