Bill Coles
I was The Sun’s New York Correspondent during the Bill Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and I’ve also spent some years covering the Royals.

Since those heady days in the 1990s, I’ve written for most of the British tabloids, the Scotsman and occasionally even for The Wall Street Journal.

I’ve also written six novels, ranging far and wide from historical fiction to satire. One of these books was about Britain’s most wanted fugitive, the seventh Earl of Lucan; it may yet be turned into a film.

I’m currently embroiled in an epic series of love stories, with two already out - “The Well-Tempered Clavier” and “The Woman Who Made Men Cry” - and another three due to be published in 2013.

For more on the books, as well as my esoteric views on love and the Marathon des Sables, check out my website -

There's also a little 30-second video. I can't promise much, but what I can tell you is that you will never have seen an author video like it...

Entries by Bill Coles

He Correctly Predicted the Results of the Scottish Referendum and The General Election - Now He's on for a Hat-Trick With the Brexit Referendum!

(26) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (12:47)

AS one of the few political pundits who predicted the results of not just the Scottish referendum but also the last General Election, I find it astonishing how much credence is still given to the blizzard of referendum polls.
According to all the latest polls, we are on the...

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The Nightmare of Being Queen: It's the Job From Hell!

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2016 | (13:05)

WHAT a nightmare it must be being the Queen. Every day, every week, for years on end, you have to glad-hand flunkies and officials and smoothy-chops politicians, and you have to make small-talk.

You have to be polite and you have to talk about the weather. Or, for just a...

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The 10,000-mile Google Maps Walking Tour (Complete to The Very Last Yard)

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2016 | (16:58)

Tinkering around on Google Maps, searching for the city of Dubai, I made the strangest discovery: you can get there on foot.

On foot! Not that I'm going to do it - well, not just yet - but the idea behind this vast route map is beautiful. Life-affirming! Better...

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You're Quoting Shakespeare Every Day - Without Even Knowing It!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2016 | (00:00)

What the dickens is going on with these blockheads who believe that Shakespeare's words are dead as a doornail?

It beggars all description! These scurvy noise-makers who insist that Shakespeare is all Greek to them!

For goodness sake!

What these clay-brained guts fail to realise is that Shakespeare is here...

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Injury-Free Running: The Golden Secret You Need to Know

(1) Comments | Posted 19 April 2016 | (00:00)

It is the Holy Grail of running: how to run - and run - for months and years on end without getting injured.

Most runners wear the right shoes and most runners stretch, but despite all these precautions, they still get hurt. Calves and ham-strings get tighter and tighter, curdling...

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Revealed: The Most Awful Brit Alive Today - And What To Do With Him

(1) Comments | Posted 15 March 2016 | (14:45)

Though it's never yet been run, I wish somebody could start up a popularity contest to decide, once and for all, who is The Most Awful Brit Alive Today.
I first pondered this question a month ago, when The Night Manager started airing on Sunday nights - and when...

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Why on Earth Should Prince William Turn Out for These Waste-of-Time "Royal Duties"?

(11) Comments | Posted 26 February 2016 | (11:44)

I do laugh when the whole of the UK goes into its sack-cloth and ashes routine as Prince William is vilified for "not working hard enough". Apparently William has only done 100 hours work since the New Year, and so the print media have been giving him a good kicking...

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Why Would Any Sane Person Want to Take the Lord Lucan Title?

(6) Comments | Posted 3 February 2016 | (13:15)

As of this morning, Lucky Lord Lucan has been deemed to be properly, totally, utterly and OFFICIALLY dead, and his son and heir may now lawfully take the title that has been a full 41 years in the waiting to become - drumroll please! - The 8th Earl of Lucan....

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Was Lord Lucan Really Fed to a Tiger - Or Is It Yet Another Cover-Up?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 February 2016 | (11:40)

Over the years, I have come across many bizarre theories about what might have happened to the 7th Earl of Lucan - and of these, far and away the most eye-popping is the story that he was fed to John Aspinall's tiger.
This hoary old story re-emerged again at...

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Lord Lucan's 'Suicide' Witnessed by Credible Friend - Don't Hold Your Breath!

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2015 | (12:48)

Few stories in the world have attracted quite so many crack-pot theories as the fantastical disappearance of Lucky Lord Lucan.

And this week, folks, we had another one: we've now apparently got a "credible" witness who saw the Earl commit suicide.

Don't hold your breath.

The evidence...

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When Terrorists Attack - The Golden Rule to Save Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted 19 November 2015 | (14:33)

When you're confronted by a gunman, it's usually best to do what you're told.
Not any more though.
Not any more - by a long stretch.
The terrorism attacks in Paris have confirmed everything that Western security experts have long suspected.
And that can basically be...

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Lord Lucan's Alive! (For the Moment)

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2015 | (23:00)

It is with regret that we admit that last week's reports on the official demise of Britain's most notorious fugitive, Lord Lucan, may have been, ahhhh... Slightly exaggerated.

I know, I know - as one of the leading Lord Lucan pundits, it's been egg on my face, utter humiliation, and...

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Lord Lucan: Officially Dead Unofficially - Alive and Kicking?

(4) Comments | Posted 5 November 2015 | (22:57)

As of today, Britain's most notorious fugitive, Lucky Lord Lucan, has been officially confirmed as "dead".

At long last, a full four decades after the Lord Lucan scandal first erupted onto the front pages, Lord Lucan's son can officially become the Eighth Earl of Lucan, and, much more importantly, his...

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Swim the Hellespont - And Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted 21 September 2015 | (11:07)

It's not a very long swim; it's not too dangerous either. In fact if you're looking for bragging rights, then the two-and-a-half mile Hellespont is probably not for you. But what the Hellespont has is history. It drips with history. It is - without any question - the world's most...

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"Your Flies Are Undone!" - Social Howlers and How to Deal With Them

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2015 | (15:01)

You know how it is - you've spotted a friend with his flies undone, so you sidle over, give him a nudge and say: "Mate - you're flying low". Same if they've got a large drop of gunk on the end of their nose: "Mate - wipe the snot off...

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The Toxic Miliband Factor That Will Swing The Entire Election... My Predictions For 2015

(67) Comments | Posted 1 May 2015 | (11:25)

Forget all the polls, forget all the promises, there is one killer factor that is going to skew the result of the entire General Election: the utter, utter toxicity of the Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Even diehard Labour supporters can't stand the man. They don't really know why Miliband gives...

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How To Look Like A Complete PRAT - Buy Yourself A Personalised Number Plate

(2) Comments | Posted 25 February 2015 | (10:48)

I sometimes wonder if there is anything more ridiculous, more ludicrous than a personalised number plate - that rinky-dinky clutch of letters that spells out what you are to the world: "I am a prat with more money than sense."
New figures this week reveal that Scotland - where...

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'Accidence Will Happen' - A Brilliant New Grammar Book for Anyone Who Loves English

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2015 | (13:49)

There are many difficult people to argue with - but the most difficult by far are the grammar sticklers, the people who correct you over split infinitives, or your use of the word "irregardless".
It's just impossible to argue with these people. You can't tell them that sometimes infinitives...

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The Fugitive Lord Lucan Turns 80 This Week - But Is He Still Around to Celebrate?

(1) Comments | Posted 17 December 2014 | (23:00)

Britain's most infamous fugitive, Lord Lucan, turns 80 this week - and the big question is whether the missing Earl is still around to celebrate his birthday.

Is the Seventh Earl of Lucan even now lolling in some small shack in Africa, tippling on a gin and tonic as he...

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The Santa Claus List: Santa's 10 Very Best Tips For Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (23:00)

Hi there - Santa here.

Just decided to make a list of my very best Christmas Tips. So many people out there trying to be Santa Claus on Chistmas Eve, so many of them messing up. They just don't know their ass from their reindeer!

Without further ado: The...

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