Vernon Coleman’s first book The Medicine Men was published in 1975. Many of the books below have been published in multiple editions (sometimes, with different titles). Large print editions of many books (including the Bilbury novels) have been published. Selected books are available in up to 25 languages. Full length audio versions of some books have also been published.
Numerous of Vernon Coleman’s novels have been optioned for film production, and scripts written, but the only film so far made is Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War which is now available as a DVD. The film’s stars include: Pauline Collins, John Alderton and Peter Capaldi.
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The following books are available as eBooks on Amazon:
Non Fiction: Medical books
An international bestseller (top 10 in the Sunday Times bestseller list in the UK). Voted one of Britain’s Top 100 books by readers of the Good Book Guide. Bodypower explains how you can use the power of your body to keep you healthy, and to make you well in 90% of illnessess. Contents include: How your body can heal itself; how your personality affects your health; how to use bodypower to stay healthy; how to stay slim for life; how to fight cancer; how to conquer 90% of all illnesses without a doctor; how to relax your body and your mind; how to use bodypower to improve your shape; how to use bodypower to help you break bad habits and much, much more.
2. The Story of Medicine
A history book unlike any other. It covers all aspects of medicine, from the very earliest days, and traces medical developments alongside social and political changes. A valuable resource for health care students and anyone interested in medical history.
The original ‘mind over body’ book, first published in 1986. As relevant today as when it was first published. Contents include: how your mind influences your body; how to control destructive emotions; how to deal with guilt; how to harness positive emotions; how to relax your mind; how to use your personal strengths; how to conquer your weaknesses; teach yourself mental self-defence and specific advice to help you enjoy good health.
4. Food for Thought
In this bestselling book Vernon Coleman gives simple guidelines for healthy eating, provides the scientific evidence proving that meat causes cancer and offers easy to follow slimming advice. This was the first book to include details of the evidence proving that meat causes cancer. When ‘Food for Thought’ was first published the author was severely criticised by the Press Complaints Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK – though both organisations refused to look at the scientific evidence Dr Coleman offered them. It is today recognised by the W.H.O. that meat is as significant a cause of cancer as tobacco. Contents include: simple guidelines or healthy eating; everything you need to know about carbohydrates, protein and fat; do you need vitamin and mineral supplements; is tap water safe to drink; simple tips for losing weight permanently; the truth about a vegetarian diet; 101 superfoods that can improve your health; how to avoid food poisoning; the truth about microwaves and food irradiation.
5. How to Conquer Arthritis
A straightforward, medical guide to the various forms of arthritis. A solid, fact-filled and sensible bestseller which contains no magic remedies but a lot of good sense. The contents include: facts about rheumatoid arthritis; facts about osteoarthritis; what doctors can do; what you can do to help yourself; facts about gout; facts about ankylosing spondylitis; how to control pain without using drugs; everything you should know about diet and arthritis; when and why you should exercise; alternative medicine and arthritis; simple practical tips to make life better; aids for arthritis sufferers.
6. How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You
For over 20 years this massive international bestseller has been widely praised by caring doctors. Vernon Coleman explains that the person most likely to kill you is not a burglar, a deranged relative or a drunken driver – but your doctor. This classic book explains how you can protect yourself. Contents include: don’t let your doctor bull you; how to survive in hospital; the real cause of cancer – and the solution; how to manipulate your doctor; how to get the best out of your doctor; tests and investigations – are they safe; should you get a second opinion; questions to ask your surgeon; what I would do if doctors told me I had cancer; ten good reasons why you shouldn’t trust your doctor; breast cancer; benzodiazepines; cholesterol and much more.
‘Superbody’ explains how to unlock your body’s protective powers and defend yourself against infectious diseases and cancer. Vernon Coleman warns that infections and cancer are increasing because our immune systems are damaged. Superbody was dismissed by the medical establishment when it was first published in 1999, but the remarkable material the book contains is now at the forefront of medical thinking. The book includes advice on how to boost your immune system, how to increase your resistance to infection and disease and how to protect yourself against cancer. There is a list of the 101 best foods in the world and advice on how to spot early warning signs of disease. The book contains advice on how to improve your mental health, how to de-stress your mind and body and how to avoid environmental risks.
8. Coleman's Laws
Twelve essential medical secrets (backed up with clinical experiences and medical research) which could save your life.
9. Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are Safe And Effective Is Lying. Here’s The Proof
A powerful and scientific attack on the vaccination industry – providing the facts about vaccines and vaccination for those who want them. Anyone contemplating vaccination (for themselves or a relative) should read this book. Contains information about all the major vaccines – including the flu vaccine and the vaccines given to babies and children.
10. Doctors Kill More People Than Cancer
Along with cancer and circulatory disease, doctors are one of our top three causes of death. In this book Dr Coleman explains why. Contents include: state run medicine doesn’t work; how hospital staff betray patients; medicine is not a science; if you’re over 50 your government wants you dead; medical screening doesn’t work; the cancer industry is misdirected and ineffective; doctors are addicted to prescribing and much more.
11. Men in Bras, Panties and Dresses: The secret truth about transvestites
The results from the major survey into crossdressers/transvestites. Widely recommended as a source of information and comfort, both for those who crossdress and for their partners and relatives.
12. Psychiatry: Black Art and confidence trick
Dr Coleman explains why psychiatry is not a science and psychiatrists should not be trusted.
13. Are You Living With A Psychopath?
The 39 ways you can diagnose a psychopath
Vernon Coleman examines the reasons for our loss of freedom and personal dignity and explains how we can all regain our psychical, mental and spiritual strength and independence. Contents include: find out who you are (and what you want); three words that can change your life; how to get what you want out of life; use your imagination and your subconscious mind; why you have more power than you think you have; how you can control your own health; learn how to deal with stress; why you shouldn’t be afraid to be a rebel; how to stand up for yourself; know your fears and how to conquer them.
15. I Hope Your Penis Shrivels Up (book 1)
The first of two collections of questions and answers from Vernon Coleman’s Agony column which ran in The Sunday People (a British tabloid newspaper) for ten years. Widely recognised as the funniest of the agony columns.
16. I Hope Your Penis Shrivels Up (book 2)
The second collection of Qs and As from The Sunday People.
17. How To Conquer Health Problems Between Ages 50 & 120 (written with Donna Antoinette Coleman)
Exactly what the title says. The contents include chapters on over 40 diseases including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, backache, cancer, cataract, deafness, diabetes, gallstones, glaucoma, haemorrhoids, headaches, heartburn, hiatus hernia, high blood pressure, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, menieres disease, osteoporosis, pain, polymyalgia rheumatic, prostate disease, slipped disk, stroke, temperomandibular joint syndrome, urinary incontinence, varicose veins, wind and more.
Non-fiction: Political books
Why we should get rid of political parties – and what we should do then.
Vernon Coleman explains why things are never again going to be the way they used to be.
Non-fiction: Travel books
1.Secrets of Paris
A light-hearted look at Paris and the Parisians, from an author who has had an apartment in the city since the 1990s and who knows the city (and its inhabitants) very well. This is not a guide book and contains no details of hotel prices, no lists of museum contents and no phone numbers for supplementary services. It is, however, packed with remarkable anecdotes and a good deal of irony. Readers will require stout reading fingers, a packet of sandwiches and an English sense of humour before embarking on this journey through the French capital.
2. Cheese Rolling, Shin Kicking and Ugly Tattoos: Searching for England
Vernon Coleman travels through England, from Sidmouth in Devon to Buxton in Derbyshire. In this offbeat travel book with a difference the author is looking for evidence that England and the English are still alive, kicking and eccentric.
A guide book to investing, designed to put power over money into your own hands.
2. 101 Things I Have Learned
Private and confidential thoughts on surviving the coming economic, social and cultural chaos.
3. 100 Greatest Englishmen and Englishwomen
Biographies of the most important men and women in English history – and how and why their contributions deserve to be remembered.
4. One Thing After Another
An eclectic collection of articles and essays.
5.The Wisdom of Animals
Written with Donna Antoinette Coleman. ‘The Wisdom of Animals’ proves that animals are more sensitive and more thoughtful than many people believe. Animals are loving, capable of altruistic behaviour and can communicate well with one another. The book contains anecdotes and evidence supporting the authors’ claims.
6. One Thing After Another
A collection of magazine articles and newspaper essays written by Vernon Coleman over the last 50 years.
1.Diary Of A Disgruntled Man (first volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary)
The first of a series of hugely popular diaries. ‘A book for the politically incorrect who question and laugh at the absurdities of modern life. Wild, original, tough, revealing, laugh out loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and always painfully honest. Unsuitable for the overly sensitive and politically correct.’
2. Just Another Bloody Year (second volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary)
3. Bugger Off and Leave Me Alone (third volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary)
Fiction: General novels
1.Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
The first Mrs Caldicot novel, now filmed with Pauline Collins starring as Mrs Caldicot. Mrs Caldicot is put an old folks home by her son. She hates it and leads a revolt.
2.Mrs Caldicot's Knickerbocker Glory
The sequel to ‘Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War’. ‘It’s a humorous tale but has a deeper significance as the oldies battle with authority, adversity, greed and spite with hope in their hearts. Smartly written, a comedy that sets you thinking, and uplifting too.’ – Chester Chronicle.
A thriller. ‘The chase is gripping, the stakes are high and the opposition deadly,’ – Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph.
4. Second Chance
A joyful romp of a novel, set in the English countryside, which tells the story of Biffo Brimstone who overcomes the adversity of modern day living by running away – and who finds himself in the village of Fondling-under-Water.
The story of a group of people travelling by train through the Channel Tunnel. It’s the Eurostar journey from hell. There is an explosion and the travellers are trapped in the Tunnel. Great reading for anyone planning a journey under the Channel (or looking for a good reason not to bother.)
6. Mr Henry Mulligan
A poignant and uplifting romantic mystery about the disappearance of an elderly couple from an English hospital. Based on a true story.
Based on a true story which hasn’t happened yet.
‘I enjoyed reading Revolt. I fear that much of the book may come true.’ – Nigel Farage MEP, leader of UKIP.
8. Is This What Really Happened
The story of what might have happened if Elvis Presley had not died but had faked his own death and moved to Paris. Meticulously researched and very believable.
9. The Truth Kills
The story of Dr Harry Cassidy, a middle aged GP and Molly Tranter, a young trainee doctor. Cassidy is hard drinking and cynical. Tranter fights the medical establishment on a point of principle. And their lives collide. ‘Very funny indeed’ – Country Life.
9. Stories With a Twist in the Tale
A collection of Vernon Coleman’s short stories – all previously published in magazines and newspapers but never before available in book form.
10. It’s Never Too Late
The entertaining story of how a man in his 50s found a new life in Paris.
11. Paris in My Springtime
The story of what happened to a naïve, inexperienced young man forced through illness to take an unplanned gap year in Paris.
Fiction: The Bilbury Novels:
1.The Young Country Doctor Book 1: Bilbury Chronicles
The first of series of books (all available as Kindle books) describing the adventures and misadventures of a young doctor who enters general practice in a village in Devon, England. The books are set in the 1970s.
2. The Young Country Doctor Book 2: Bilbury Grange
3. The Young Country Doctor Book: Bilbury Revels
4. The Young Country Doctor Book: Bilbury Pie (short stories)
5. The Young Country Doctor Book: Bilbury Country
6. The Young Country Doctor Book: Bilbury Village
7. The Young Country Doctor Book: Bilbury Pudding (short stories)
Fiction: Sport novels:
1.Thomas Winsden's Cricketing Almanack
A spoof edition of Wisden. Some cricket fans love this book. Some regard it as disrespectful.
2.Diary Of A Cricket Lover
Vernon Coleman’s diary of a year’s cricket watching in 1984. (Three extracts from this book appear in ‘All in a Day’s Cricket’, Brian Levison’s anthology of outstanding cricket writing.)
3.The Village Cricket Tour
A massive bestseller (it sold over 35,000 hardback copies in the UK alone). Hugely well received by professional critics and readers. ‘I enjoyed it immensely. He has written a book that will entertain, amuse and warm the cockles of tired old hearts.’ – Peter Tinniswood, Punch.
4.The Man Who Inherited a Golf Course
Possibly the most successful golf novel ever written. Sold over 30,000 hardback copies in the UK alone. Twice optioned for the movies (but, sadly, not yet made).
5.Around the Wicket
The story of a life in the year of the Little Lampton Cricket Club – a club which seems to have more than its fair share of mifits, ne’er-do-wells and disaster prone members.
6.Too Many Clubs And Not Enough Balls
‘Laugh out loud funny,’ said Golf World. A book about people who lose balls, clubs, tempers and, on occasion, the course they’re supposed to be playing. Best suited for golfers who don’t take their sport (or themselves) too seriously.
Fiction: Cat books:
The most successful book ever written by a cat. Nearly 70,000 hardback copies sold in the UK alone. Alice was a tortoiseshell cat who thought a good deal about life, mice and airing cupboards.
The sequel to Alice’s Diary.
3. Cat Tales
A collection of stories, essays, memories and anecdotes about cats.
4. Cat Fables
A collection of deceptively simple stories about cats – every one with a moral.
Fiction: Writing as Donald Quixote
1.Balancing the Books
A widow decides to kill the reviewers who drove her husband to death. She does so with great panache. A glorious black comedy.
Fiction: Writing as Dr Blake Marvel
1.Doctor in Paris
Dr Blake Marvel takes a job as resident doctor in a Paris hotel which caters to British and American tourists. And then discovers that he is also expected to look after the employees and clients at a neighbouring, high class brothel.
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Selected list of books by Vernon Coleman (includes books not yet available as eBooks)
Books on medicine include:
The Medicine Men
Everything You Want To Know About Ageing
The Home Pharmacy
Aspirin or Ambulance
Stress And Your Stomach
A Guide To Child Health
The Good Medicine Guide
An A to Z of Women's Problems
Bodypower (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Taking Care Of Your Skin
Life Without Tranquillisers
High Blood Pressure
Eczema and Dermatitis
The Story Of Medicine (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Natural Pain Control
Mindpower (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Addicts and Addictions
Dr Vernon Coleman's Guide To Alternative Medicine
Stress Management Techniques
The Health Scandal
The 20 Minute Health Check
Sex For Everyone
Mind Over Body
Eat Green Lose Weight
Why Doctors Do More Harm Than Good
The Drugs Myth
Complete Guide to Sex
How To Conquer Backache
How To Conquer Pain
Betrayal of Trust
Know Your Drugs
Food for Thought (available as an eBook on Amazon)
The Traditional Home Doctor
Relief from IBS
The Parent's Handbook
Men in Dresses
Power over Cancer
How to Conquer Arthritis (available as an eBook on Amazon)
How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Superbody (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Stomach Problems - Relief At Last
How to Overcome Guilt
How To Live Longer
Coleman's Laws (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are Safe And Effective Is Lying. Here’s The Proof (Available as an eBook on Amazon)
Doctors Kill More People Than Cancer (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Men in Bras, Panties and Dresses: The secret truth about transvestites (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Psychiatry: Black Art and confidence trick (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Are You Living With A Psychopath? The 39 ways you can diagnose a psychopath (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Books on psychology/sociology include:
How To Overcome Toxic Stress
Stress and Relaxation
Spiritpower (available as an eBook on Amazon)
I Hope Your Penis Shrivels Up (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Oral Sex: Bad Taste and Hard To Swallow
Other People's Problems
The 100 Sexiest, Craziest, Most Outrageous Agony Column Questions (And Answers) Of All Time
How To Relax And Overcome Stress
Too Sexy To Print
I Hope Your Penis Shrivels Up (Volume 2) (Available as an eBook on Amazon)
Books on politics include:
England Our England
Confronting the Global Bully
Why Everything Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better
The Truth They Won't Tell You...About The EU
Living In A Fascist Country
How To Protect & Preserve Your Freedom, Identity & Privacy
Gordon is a Moron
The OFPIS File
What Happens Next?
Bloodless Revolution (Available as an eBook on Amazon)
Stuffed! (Available as an eBook on Amazon)
Books about animals include:
Why Animal Experiments Must Stop
Fighting For Animals
Alice and Other Friends
Animal Rights - Human Wrongs
Animal Experiments - Simple Truths
General Non Fiction books include:
How To Publish Your Own Book
How To Make Money While Watching TV
Strange But True
Why Is Public Hair Curly
People Push Bottles Up Peaceniks
Secrets of Paris (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Moneypower (available as an eBook on Amazon)
101 Things I Have Learned (available as an eBook on Amazon)
100 Greatest Englishmen and Englishwomen (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Diary Of A Disgruntled Man (first volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Just Another Bloody Year (second volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bugger Off and Leave Me Alone (third volume of Vernon Coleman’s diary) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
One Thing After Another (collection of articles and essays) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Cheese Rolling, Shin Kicking and Ugly Tattoos: Searching for England (available as an eBook on Amazon)
General Novels include:
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (first Mrs Caldicot novel, now filmed with Pauline Collins starring as Mrs Caldicot) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Deadline (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Second Innings (now republished as Second Chance and available as an eBook on Amazon)
Mrs Caldicot's Knickerbocker Glory (second novel about Mrs Caldicot) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Tunnel (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Mr Henry Mulligan (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Revolt (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Is This What Really Happened (available as an eBook on Amazon)
The Truth Kills (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Stories With a Twist in the Tale (short stories) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Novels include:
The Bilbury Chronicles (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Grange (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Revels (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Pie (short stories) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Country (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Village (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Bilbury Pudding (short stories) (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Novels (Sport) include:
Thomas Winsden's Cricketing Almanack (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Diary Of A Cricket Lover (available as an eBook on Amazon)
The Village Cricket Tour (available as an eBook on Amazon)
The Man Who Inherited A Golf Course (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Around the Wicket (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Too Many Clubs And Not Enough Balls (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Cat books include:
Alice's Diary (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Alice's Adventures (available as an eBook on Amazon)
We Love Cats
Cats Own Annual
The Secret Lives Of Cats
The Cataholics Handbook
Catoons From Catland
Other books include:
Writing as Donald Quixote
Balancing the Books (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Writing as Blake Marvel
Doctor in Paris (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Written with Donna Antoinette Coleman:
How To Conquer Health Problems Between Ages 50 & 120
Health Secrets Doctors Share With Their Families
The Wisdom of Animals (available as an eBook on Amazon)
Written with Dr Alan C Turin
No More Headaches
Hardback books now republished
Writing As Robina Hood:
Revolt (now republished as Revolt by Vernon Coleman)
Writing as Curtis Brown
Sharp Practice 2014 (now republished as The Truth Kills by Vernon Coleman)
Writing as Tim Wood
My Secret Years with Elvis Presley 2014 (now republished as Is This What Really Happened? by Vernon Coleman)
Vernon Coleman February 2016