Profile: Kenneth Bell

About This Author

The author was born in the Manchester of 1956 and left school at the age of 15 in 1971. He then spent the next decade working variously as a cinema projectionist, photographer and nightclub doorman. In 1983 he managed to schmooze the admissions tutors of Ruskin College, Oxford, into letting him enter their hallowed portals. In spite of spending the next two years getting gloriously drunk in the bar of the Oxford Union every evening, he still managed to fool his tutors into thinking that he had done some work, with the result that they gave him a diploma. He decided to go to the University of Manchester in 1985, and was lucky in that his interview was the day after Oxford rejected Margaret Thatcher for an honorary degree. News travelled slowly in that dear, pre-Internet era, and he was the first person to reach the University of Manchester after Oxford had given something for Britain to cheer about in that dark period in our nation's history. Thus, the interview consisted of telling an ever growing band of Manchester dons just how much fun had been had in Oxford the day before. After graduating in 1988 he wandered off to London for a year to do a post-graduate certificate in something or other. When the state finally decided not to give him any more money, he went to live in Mexico for a few years. He is happily married, and is convinced that his marriage will remain blessed just so long as his wife lives on another continent from him. He is the father of three very large and thuggish sons who are all chips off the old cock. He currently lives in shabby retirement, in quite appalling health, in Edinburgh.

This Author's Books

Brexit: For a New Country and Why Scotland Should Leave the EU were both published during the campaign to free the UK from the EU, with One Man's Brexit appearing a month after the vote was declared. Now all three pamphlets are available for the first tim....
ISBN: 9781786976673
Published: 6 February 2017
From its humble origins in the slums of Mexico City, the Santa Muerte now has millions of worshippers throughout Mexico, Central-America and across the United States. This book gives a brief history of the Dark Goddess, before telling the reader everythin....
ISBN: 9781786107879
Published: 9 March 2016