‘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 NutmegHis books have been translated into twenty languages. 

They are all available in print format and as e-books, in UK and US editions.

Milton's book White Gold - the story of the white slave trade - is currently being piloted as a major 10-part Channel 4 series. His books Samurai William and Nathaniel's Nutmeg are under option for film and TV.

Giles Milton's latest book, Fascinating Footnotes from History is now published by John Murray. It is available from Waterstones|Foyles|Amazon|Blackwell's|W.H.Smith

Milton's next book, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, will be published in July, 2016.

'Giles Milton is a man who can take an event from history and make it come alive' - The Times

Did you know that Hitler took cocaine? That Stalin robbed a bank? That Charlie Chaplin's corpse was filched and held to ransom?

Giles Milton is a master of historical narrative: in his characteristically engaging prose, Fascinating Footnotes From History details one hundred of the quirkiest historical nuggets; eye-stretching stories that read like fiction but are one hundred per cent fact.

There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for eleven days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937. Fascinating Footnotes From History also answers who ate the last dodo, who really killed Rasputin and why Sergeant Stubby had four legs.

Peopled with a gallery of spies, cannibals, adventurers and slaves, and spanning twenty centuries and six continents, Giles Milton's impeccably researched footnotes shed light on the most infamous stories and most flamboyant characters (and animals) from history.


'Compact, engaging narratives... who needs fiction when you can unearth fabulous true tales like these?' - Washington Post 

In America, the footnotes are published in two volumes: When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain and When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank.

The first volume is now published by Picador and available from Amazon|Barnes and Noble. The second volume will be published in November 2016.                


Please note that all information about Giles Milton's metalwork can be found at his art website: www.gilesmilton.co.uk

Subpages (1): The Perfect Corpse