The Irresistible Con: The Bizarre Life of a Fraudulent Genius
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The Irresistible Con: The Bizarre Life of a Fraudulent Genius

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His names were crazy enough—Baron Hajdu, Carl Rodgers, Mr. Carl, Michael Karoly. And his jobs too—receptionist, hypnotherapist, businessman, rentier, journalist, and sex worker. But he was always careful to cover his tracks, so no-one suspected a thing when in 1971 a curious new figure appeared on the London academic scene. Her name was Charlotte Bach, and she was a broad-...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Short Books (first published 2004)
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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...more
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