Bibliography: Francis Wheen  

(This list does not - at present - include Francis's introductions to or chapters in books edited by others. Neither does it include his play The Lavender List , his radio series nor his journalism)


The Sixties (1982) ISBN 0-7126-0018-3 (Century)

Television: A History (1984) ISBN 0-7126-0929-6

The Battle for London (1985) ISBN 0-7453-0054-5 (Pluto Press)

Tom Driberg: His Life and Indiscretions (1990) ISBN 0-7011-3143-8 (Chatto & Windus)   paperback edition ISBN 0-33031897-7  (Pan) (1992)   Republished in 2001 as The Soul of Indiscretion ISBN 1-84115-575-6 (Fourth Estate)

• The Chatto Book of Cats (Chatto Anthologies) Francis Wheen, editor, John O'Connor, illustrator (1993) ISBN 0-7011-4005-4 (Chatto & Windus)

• (ed.) Lord Gnome's Literary Companion (1994) ISBN 1-85984-945-8 (Verso)

Karl Marx (1999) ISBN 1-85702-637-3 (Fourth Estate) paperback edition ISBN 1-84115-114-9 (2000) (Fourth Estate)

• Who Was Dr. Charlotte Bach? (2002) ISBN 1-904095-39-9 (Short Books) Republished in 2004 as The Irresistible Con: The Bizarre Life of a Fraudulent Genius ISBN 1-904095-74-7 (Short Books)

Hoo-hahs and Passing Frenzies: Collected Journalism, 1991-2001 (2002) ISBN 1-903809-42-8 (Guardian Books)

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World (2004) ISBN 0-00-714096-7 (Fourth Estate) ; in the USA and Canada: Idiot Proof: A Short History of Modern Delusions (2004) ISBN 1-58648-247-5 paperback edition ISBN 0-00-714097-5 (2004) (Harper Perennial)

Marx's Das Kapital: a Biography (2004) ISBN 978-1-84354-401-2 (Atlantic Books)

Strange Days Indeed: the Golden Age of Paranoia (2009) ISBN 978-0007244270 (Fourth Estate)