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Giles Milton is a British writer and journalist born in Buckinghamshire in 1966.

He has contributed articles for many British newspapers and several foreign publications, and specialises in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of research, he has travelled in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Japan, the Far East, and North and South America.




  • Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese, 2007
  • According to Arnold: A Novel of Love and Mushrooms, 2009


  • Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History, 1999
  • Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America, 2000
  • The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, 2001
  • Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan, 2002
  • White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves, 2005
  • Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922, 2008

Nathaniel's Nutmeg

Nathaniel's Nutmeg provides an account of Nathaniel Courthope and the Spice Wars of the 1600s in Indonesia, and mostly of the conflict between the Dutch and the English.

Big Chief Elizabeth

Big Chief Elizabeth is a historical account of early English voyages to the "New World", particularly the vanished colonists of Roanoke Island, in the Outer Banks of modern-day North Carolina. As well as retelling their story, it theorizes possible explanations for the cause of the disappearance.


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