'Marvelous, vivid stories spill out like swagsack booty.’  The Guardian.

Giles Milton was born in 1966. He was educated at Latymer Upper School and the University of Bristol, where he read English. 

His works of narrative history rely on personal testimonies, diaries, journals and letters to tell the story of key moments in history, recounted through the eyes of those who were there.

A Cornish slave boy held captive in Morocco; a Jacobean adventurer in Japan; a young German artist conscripted into Hitler's war machine - Giles Milton's books focus on the stories of ordinary people who found themselves attempting to survive in extreme situations.