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Colin Bell

Colin Bell is a novelist, poet and blogger. He was born in a Franciscan convent in Surrey but grew up in Sussex – almost everything that he has done, he did for the first time in Brighton where his novels are set. After working in Manchester for Granada Television, he returned to Brighton. He now lives in Lewes because, he says, it’s the urban equivalent of BBC Radio Four. His first novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer of Love (Ward Wood Publishing, 2013) was long-listed for the Polari Prize. His second Brighton novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames (Ward Wood Publishing) was published in January 2017. His poetry has been published in the UK and the USA where he was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Before becoming a writer, Colin Bell was a TV producer-director and executive producer making arts programmes for ITV, Channel Four, the BBC and also for American, Japanese and German broadcasters.

It’s been a good week for Democracy

Nothing can undone the harm that they’ve done but, at least, this week, we have seen some of the nastiest men of our life times getting their comeuppance. For all the horrors committed by Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serbian…

A new Leonardo da Vinci – wow!

  In the art world today, all the noise is about money. Yes, can you believe it? Wow! $450 million or £342 million! Just for an old painting too. Wow!  It’s definitely a lot of money and I know I…