Francesca Beauman

GBS Francesca Beauman

With an avid interest in History, Francesca is an author, actor, presenter and historian. As a student at Cambridge University, Francesca met and began working alongside fellow historian and television presenter, Ania Dykczak. In 2000 they co-wrote, produced and presented Ania, Fran and a Kettle of Fish, a 13-part comedy for Channel 5. She has since hosted a number of television shows such as Show me the Funny (2001-2) on Channel 4, Bring it On (2003-4) for BBC1 and History Heroes (2005-6) on Channel 5. Francesca also appeared as a guest panellist on Quote Unquote and Museum of Curiosity on BBC Radio 4.

Her written works include ‘The Pineapple: King of fruits’ (2005) ‘The Woman’s Book, everything but the Kitchen Sink ’ (2007) ‘Shapley Ankle Preferr’d: a History of the Lonely Hearts ad’ (2011) ‘ How to Crack an egg with One Hand: A Pocketbook for the new Mother’ (2011) and ‘How to Wear White: a Pocketbook for the Bride-to-be’ (2013). She has also composed articles for a variety of art magazines and academic journals including Cabinet, Repast and Petit Propos Culinaire. Francesca also reviews books for the New Statesman and the Literary Review.

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