Fran Beauman

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.
Passions: The Pineapple

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.