Martin Bell book signing

Martin Bell OBE, broadcaster and former MP, will be signing copies of his book of poetry entitled ‘For whom the bell tolls: Light and Dark Verse’ when he speaks in Norwich at 7.30pm on 21st November 2013 at Open, the venue on Bank Plain in Norwich.

Mr Bell’s collection of poems provides an account of his life and experiences. He started his career as a BBC reporter in Norwich before moving to London where he went on to be known in his role as a BBC war reporter. He gave evidence five times in the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.  

Mr Bell was also Britain’s first independent MP for 50 years when he stood as an Independent candidate against Neil Hamilton the Conservative MP for Tatton in 1997 and won with a majority of 11,000 votes.  

Mr Bell has written five other books: In Harm’s Way (1995), An Accidental MP (2000), Through Gates of Fire (2003), The Truth That Sticks (2007), A Very British Revolution (2009).   

The ‘Evening with Martin Bell’ event is being organised in conjunction with the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group. The fundraising event will benefit the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which will provide specialist cancer treatment facilities at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. A £2 contribution will be made to the charity for every book sold on the night.   

Tickets are available in advance for £7.50 or on the door for £8.50 from Open or from the Fundraising Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, telephone Louise Cook on 01603 287107 or e-mail   

Notes to editors
The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal aims to raise £600,000 to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy, known as brachytherapy which is used to treat prostate and other cancers, reducing treatment times and meaning some patients can be treated closer to home. 

Monday 11th of November 2013 11:00:59 AM