Bill Coles Research for Lecture

Before becoming a Journalist, Bill studied Theology at the University of Bristol and went on to work at a hotel. His mother wanted him to do something more worthwhile with his life, so seeking a new career path, he went to see a guidance counsellor who told him he was best suited for a career in Journalism. After this, his mother paid £400 for him to go and learn shorthand and typing. Subsequently, he became an apprentice at his local newspaper, the Cambridge Evening News, where the editor trained him as a reporter. He has previously worked for The Scotsman, The Wall Street Journal and The Sun (before the phone hacking scandal occurred), and now publishes romance novels and writes for the Huffington Post. His latest book The Woman Who Was The Desert Dream was published in October 2013.