My third Brighton novel almost ready.

I have just finished the third draft of my new Brighton novel, my third, Over the Hills is a Long Way Off. I will put it aside for a few months and…


My new website has arrived

My thanks to Nnamdi Nwachukwu, my very clever friend, who has designed and sorted my websites which we are unveiling today. There will be much more to follow but please take a…


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 – ) on Thursday the 12th January here in Lewes UK.  If you…

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.

Remembering Blue

Remembering Blue is the debut poetry collection by Colin Bell, whose novels Stephen Dearsley's Summer of Love and Blue Notes, Still Frames are also published by Ward Wood.

'These poems were written during ten years recovering from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.

'The poems began before I left hospital. They document, often tangentially, that period, from awakening out of a six-hour coma, through several years of rehabilitation, remembering and decoding - the good things as well as the bad: childhood and adolescence revisited, adult relationships reassessed, and most significantly, what is important now that I am fully recovered.

'Awakening from that death-like coma was a rebirth. When things were difficult, it helped to remember blue.'

- Colin Bell

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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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