Vernon Coleman: Bestselling Author
His books have been published in the UK by Arrow, Pan, Penguin, Corgi, Mandarin, Star, Piatkus, RKP, Thames and Hudson, Sidgwick and Jackson, Macmillan and many other leading publishing houses. His books have been translated into 25 languages and English versions sell in America, Australia, Canada and South Africa as well as the UK. Several have appeared on both the Sunday Times and Bookseller bestseller lists. He has written over 100 books which have, together, sold over two million copies in the UK alone. His novel Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War has been filmed and is, like many of his other novels, available in an audio version. His books include: The Medicine Men (1975), Paper Doctors (1976), Stress Control (1978), Tunnel (1980), The Good Medicine Guide (1982), Bodypower (1983), Thomas Winsden's Cricketing Almanack (1983), Bodysense (1984), Life Without Tranquillisers (1985), Mindpower (1986), Know Yourself (1988), Alice's Diary (1989), Village Cricket Tour (1990), Eat Green Lose Weight (1990), Why Animal Experiments Must Stop (1991), Alice's Adventures (1992), Bilbury Chronicles (1992), Betrayal of Trust (1994), Food for Thought (1994, 2000), The Man Who Inherited a Golf Course (1995), People Watching (1995), How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You (1996, 2003), Alice and Other Friends (1996), Spiritpower (1997), Superbody (1999), How To Live Longer (2001), Paris in My Springtime (2002), England Our England (2002), Rogue Nation (2003), People Push Bottles Up Peaceniks (2003), Confronting the Global Bully (2004), Too Many Clubs and Not Enough Balls (2005), Animal Experiments Simple Truths (2006), Coleman's Laws (2007), Oil Apocalypse (2007), Gordon is a Moron (2007), Mr Henry Mulligan (2007), The OFPIS File (2008), Cat Tales (2008), What Happens Next? (2009), Moneypower (2009), Bilbury Pudding (2009), Bloodless Revolution (2009), 101 Things I Have Learned (2010), The 100 Greatest Englishmen and Englishwomen (2010), 2020 (2010). He has co-written four books with his wife, Donna Antoinette Coleman.
Vernon Coleman: Journalist
He has worked as a columnist for numerous national newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Star, The Sunday Express and The People and has written columns for over 50 regional newspapers. His columns and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. He has contributed articles to hundreds of other publications including The Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Punch, Woman, Woman's Own, The Lady, Spectator and British Medical Journal. He was the founding editor of the British Clinical Journal. He was for some years one of the highest paid columnists in Britain.
Vernon Coleman: Broadcaster
He has presented numerous programmes on television and radio and was the original breakfast television doctor. He was television's first agony uncle (on BBC1's The Afternoon Show). He has presented three TV series based on his bestselling book Bodypower.
Vernon Coleman: Doctor
He qualified as a doctor in 1970 and has worked both in hospitals and as a GP. He is still registered and licensed to practice as a GP principal. He has founded and organised many campaigns concerning iatrogenesis, drug addiction and the abuse of animals and has given evidence to committees at the House of Commons and House of Lords. Dr Coleman's campaigns have often proved successful. For example, after a 15 year campaign (which started in 1973) he eventually persuaded the British Government to introduce stricter controls governing the prescribing of benzodiazepine tranquillisers. `Dr Vernon Coleman's articles, to which I refer with approval, raised concern about these important matters,' said Edwina Currie, Parliamentary Secretary for health in the House of Commons in 1988.