About Me

Ben Manning is from Somerset in the UK, but grew up in Paddington, West London. He commentates for Somerset County Cricket club via local radio/internet  – on the clubs website, and has done so for many years. He worked at the home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge for three years.  Ben has taught and lectured on the poet Coleridge at the Beautiful days festival in Devon in 2011.  Manning trained as an actor with Youngblood theatre company, Hammersmith and as a child at Carona Stage school, which landed him work as a six year old in a Siouxie and the Banchees video! He studied English literature at the Arts University College, Bournemouth, which has a world famous reputation of renowned writers and from its filmschool. Whilst there he was taught by Gaudi biographer Gijs Van Hensbergen. He has worked on architectural/Design and music publications/websites and events such as the Leading european Architects forum and America’s Leading Architects forum. He has been featured on BBC radio 4’s “You and Yours” programme discussing writing, nationally. His hobbies include Cricket commentating and Teaching English. His poetry – an epic tribute poem to Coleridge and Dahl is on display in the Roald Dahl museum and Library in the UK.

Do read and rate my book serial on Jukepop Serials which has been recently recommended on “The Examiner”…It is a dystopian fantasy.

Visit The Vril Codex –  (two Supernatural Thriller’s) blog at –




Find my interview with the BBC here –


My work also features on the “The World through my specs” online magazine/blog – here…


My Science fiction novel on jukepop serials –
Do read and rate my book serial on Jukepop Serials which has been recently recommended on “The Examiner”…A dystopian fantasy.


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