I like being a two-novel writer.

Copies of my new Brighton novel arrived today – hurray! Now that I have the actual physical objects, I really feel like it’s been published. Stephen Dearsley, from my first novel, Stephen…

My new Brighton novel is published!

Great news! My new novel has arrived. It’s always a thrilling moment to see it in print after the three years of drafts and redrafts. Yes, it really exists – that’s my…

Come and hear me read from my new novel – published this month.

I shall be reading from my about to be published novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames,  (Ward Wood Publishing –  http://wardwoodpublishing.co.uk/titles-fiction-colin-bell-blue-notes-still-frames.htm ) on Thursday the 12th January here in Lewes UK.  If you…

Three reasons not to be merry this Christmas.

I’m mostly quite a cheerful optimistic type of person but, really, looking at the world as we move towards Christmas, what is there to be cheerful and optimistic about? Well, I just…

What does BREXIT mean Mrs May?

  BREXIT effigy from Lewes Bonfire 2016 First we are told that Parliament doesn’t need to decide Britain’s future over leaving the European Union and now we are informed that our High…

Octopuses trying to save our Bees – watch the video.

My son Adam Bell’s Brighton-based band Octopuses are releasing their new video today, Not The Bees, which is a witty, characteristically zany and rather beautiful song about, yes, bees. Behind the humour…

About Me

I am Colin Bell, a UK novelist and poet, previously a TV producer-director of arts programmes for British, American, German and Japanese broadcasters. I am also known as the blogger Wolfie Wolfgang. My two novels are Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love (Ward Wood Publishing, 2013) and Blue Notes, Still Frames (Ward Wood Publishing, 2017). They are both available in paperback or as Kindle editions. My debut poetry collection, Remembering Blue (Ward Wood Publishing 2019) is now available. My poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies in the UK and the USA.

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Blue Notes, Still Frames

It's Brighton in 1994 Busker Joe lives on the beach with his flute and his troubled Goth girlfriend, Victoria, who’s a singer. He borrows a bath towel for her from Rachel and Alan, a prosperous young couple from the rapidly growing world of computers. The meeting will change all their lives…and other lives too.
There’s Harry, a beach bum drummer; Nico, a transient American who takes revealing photographs of passers-by; Kanti and Diep, mysterious artist twins from Nepal; Lionel and John who reveal more than their bodies on the nudist beach; and pub landladies Jacqueline and Rosemary who top up their income by dabbling in the sex trade.
Joe is always there, somewhere, weaving more than melodies with his flute.

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Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love

It's 1967 and the start of the Summer of Love. In Brighton, Stephen Dearsley is tempted and intimidated by the way his generation is casting off traditional ways of dress along with the old ways of thinking. His ambition to become a biographer is fulfilled when he's commissioned to research the life story of the mysterious Austin Randolph.

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