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Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies By Francis Wheen

Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies by Francis Wheen

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Summary

The most brilliant columns from the Guardian - and elsewhere - by Francis Wheen, author of the bestselling and highly acclaimed, Karl Marx.

Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies Summary

Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies by Francis Wheen

'I'll read anything by Francis Wheen' Nick Hornby, GuardianFrancis Wheen has established himself as one of the most brilliant and admired journalists writing in Britain today with his massively acclaimed biography of Karl Marx, his contributions to radio and TV and his outstanding commentary and analysis. This book brings together the best of his collected journalism from the Guardian, Observer and magazines such as Esquire and The Modern Review.Ranging from the follies of think-tanks to the future of swearing, the hypocrisy of New Labour to the madness of retired prime ministers, all via shady business deals and scabrous gossip, this is a book that none of Wheen's legion of admirers will want to miss.

Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies Reviews

As well as being an acclaimed biographer of Karl Marx and the flamboyant Labour MP Tom Driberg, Francis Wheen has, in the 20 years since he began on the New Statesman, become one of our foremost journalistic commentators. His work usually combines erudition, wit, frivolity (note the book's title) and sheer bloody-mindedness in one always-readable package. Espionage is a recurring theme in Wheen's oeuvre, and few writers have better pinpointed the comedic contrast between the ruthless efficiency that spies like to associate with themselves and the bumbling incompetence that is more often the truth. This, then, is a selection of the best of that work from the last 10 years, drawn from the Guardian, the Observer, Esquire and Modern Review, and as such will recommend itself effortlessly to the many who avidly read Wheen's work.

About Francis Wheen

Francis Wheen is a writer, broadcaster and journalist with a weekly column in the Guardian. His first book, The Soul of Discretion: Tom Driberg, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. His second work, Karl Marx, was a bestseller and was nominated for the WH Smith Literary Award, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Orwell Prize and the Silver Pen Award.From the reviews of Karl Marx:'A magnificently lively, compulsively readable book' AN Wilson, Spectator'Stunning... witty, subtle and beautifully written' Independent'An unmitigated delight' Niall Ferguson, Mail on Sunday'A triumph' Financial Times

Additional information

GOR000388620
9781903809426
1903809428
Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies by Francis Wheen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2002-02-11
256
Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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