Sunday Times bestselling author Vernon Coleman has been a full time professional author for over 30 years. He is a campaigning writer and novelist. For more information please see www.vernoncoleman.com where there are hundreds of free articles - and no ads!
He is the author of over 100 books - including fiction and non fiction.
Novels include Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (which has been filmed).
Non fiction best sellers include Bodypower and How to stop your doctor killing you.
In 1983 he launched the world's first medical software for home computers. He has written columns for many major newspapers (including The Sun and The People) and written articles for many more. He has made many TV and radio series (often based on his books.)
Over nearly 50 years he has campaigned on many issues involving both people and animals and has as a result made many enemies among powerful pressure groups defending the interests of drug, food and oil companies. But his books remain popular with readers and independent critics. His books have been translated into 24 languages and have sold over two million hardback and paperback copies in the UK alone.
What the papers say about Vernon Coleman and his books (a small selection):
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
Britains leading health care campaigner - The Sun
Superstar - Independent on Sunday
He's the Lone Ranger, Robin Hood and the Equaliser rolled into one - Glasgow Evening Times
A national treasure- What Doctors Don't Tell You
Dr Coleman made me think again - BBC
His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic - British Medical Journal
Probably one of the most brilliant men alive - Irish Times
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
King of the media docs - The Independent
Coleman is a very funny writer - This England
Revered guru of medicine - Nursing Times
No thinking person can ignore him - The Ecologist
The calmest voice of reason - The Observer
A godsend - Daily Telegraph
'If I had to choose an all time journalist to admire it would have to be without a doubt the often controversial always knowledgeable and usually witty Vernon Coleman.' - Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph
Brilliant - The People
His message is important - The Economist
The man is a national treasure - What doctors don't tell you
Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The Spectator
Britain's leading medical author The Star
Perhaps the best known health writer for the general public in the world today - The Therapist
The patients' champion - Birmingham Post
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA qualified as a doctor and is still a GP though he has not practised for many years.He resigned as a GP after refusing to put diagnoses on sick notes in order to protect patient confidentiality. (The regulations were subsequently changed.) He resigned as columnist on The Sunday People after the editor refused to print a column criticising the Iraq war.
Dr Coleman has lectured to doctors and nurses. He is married to Donna Antoinette. They live part of the time in Paris and part of the time in the English countryside where they are creating a large wildlife garden.
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