Giles Milton marks his fiction debut
with an olfactory shaggy dog story that meanders
happily through three hundred years of history and
ten generations of Trencom males, who are linked by
an uncommonly distinguished and sensitive nose, a
love of cheese, and a habit of dying early from
Alexander Trencom was killed by a blow to the head close to his beloved cheese shop in 1728, Samuel Trencom was crucified on foreign soil in 1769, Charles Trencom met his early demise with Lord Byron in Greece in 1824; Henry Trencom was shot in Constantinople in 1853; Emmanuel was murdered in the cellars of Trencom's in 1878, and Peregrine Trencom was killed by Germans during World War II while defending a small Greek island for no apparent ...
b>About the Author: British writer and
journalist Giles Milton was born in Buckinghamshire
in 1966. He has contributed articles for most of the
British national newspapers as well as many foreign
publications, and specializes in the history of
travel and exploration. In the course of his
researches, he has traveled extensively in Europe,
the Middle East, Japan and the Far East, and the
Insatiably curious, Milton locates history's most fascinating—and most overlooked—stories and brings them to life in his books such as Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan, Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History , and White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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