Francis Wheen





Francis Wheen


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January 22, 1957

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Francis James Baird Wheen (born 22 January 1957) is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster.

Wheen was educated at Copthorne Prep School, Harrow School and Royal Holloway College, University of London. At Harrow he was a contemporary of Mark Thatcher who has been a recurring subject of his journalism.[citation needed] He is a member of the 'soap' side of the Wheen family, whose family business was the long-established "Wheen & Sons", soap-makers, as was revealed in the gossip column of the Daily Mail on 26 March 2007. He was married to the writer Joan Smith between 1985 and 1993.

He is the author of several books including a biography of Karl Marx, which won the Isaac Deutscher prize. A column for The Guardian ran for several years.
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Karl Marx

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Marx's Das Kapital: A Biogr...

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Strange Days Indeed: The 19...

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Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebr...

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The Soul of Indiscretion: T...

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The Irresistible Con: The B...

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Who Was Dr Charlotte Bach?

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Television: A History

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