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Bill Coles

Journalist and writer

I've been a journalist for nearly 30 years and was The Sun's New York Correspondent in the 1990s when Bill Clinton was embroiled in his toe-curling fling with Monica Lewinsky. I've written 11 books, including romances and satires, as well as the story of Mr Two-Bomb, who was one of the few men to have survived the atomic bombs of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Building Modern Men - The Ten Secret Ways To Be Happy.

<img alt="bmm banner.jpg" src="" width="300" height="35" /> It was only when I finished the Marathon des Sables and was wondering which fresh windmill to tilt at that I saw the light. What men need is: New Stuff. Many middle-aged men tend to throw themselves into ever-more crazy races and tests of physical endurance.
30/11/2016 14:02 GMT

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

For myself, I'd been running for well over a decade before I first came across the Golden Secret five years ago. I was training for the Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara, and one of the absolute keys to finishing this extraordinary race is to stay injury-free.
18/04/2016 21:05 BST

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

The problem with the name 'Lord Lucan' is that it's just about one of the most infamous names in Britain; in fact it's more than just infamous, it has become a standing joke. On <em>Spitting Image</em>, the Lord Lucan puppet was a regular staple, and I can vividly remember a sketch which had him riding Shergar, the kidnapped race-horse.
03/02/2016 15:33 GMT

When Terrorists Attack - The Golden Rule to Save Your Life

Here are some other things you may want to bear in mind. * The moment you hear gun-fire, you want to get running. If it's close, then you're diving for cover. If it's in the building, then you want to be running for the exits. And - just like when you go onto a plane - it's always a good idea to have registered where the exits are beforehand.
20/11/2015 18:07 GMT

Lord Lucan's Alive! (For the Moment)

I know, I know - as one of the leading Lord Lucan pundits, it's been egg on my face, utter humiliation, and also the distinct possibility of being asked to reconsider my position, perhaps with the aid of a bottle of whisky and a pearl-handled revolver.
10/11/2015 18:24 GMT

Swim the Hellespont - And Change Your Life

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 iconic swim.
21/09/2015 12:31 BST

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

I have a friend in the catering industry [Hi Nick!], who, most days, is an ultra-charming smoothie-chops Maitre D'. He's seen it all. He's seen <em>everything</em>. And every weekend, he is still confronted with a couple of social bloopers to which he has yet to find a solution.
27/08/2015 09:37 BST