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Past EventsMonday, February 27

Passions: The Pineapple

Fran Beauman

Fran Beauman’s passion began with a childhood visit to the pineapple-shaped garden retreat at Dunmore Park in Scotland, and since then it has taken her across the world. It led to her writing a fascinating and quirky book about the history of the pineapple, encompassing pineapples and sex, empire and art.

Fran Beauman was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and studied history at Newnham College, Cambridge. Fran worked as a writer and television presenter. Her project Heroes of History, aired on Channel 5 on Sunday mornings in autumn 2006.


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