About Angus

Angus Bell is an award-winning author, public speaker and researcher living in Montreal, Canada. In 2006 he authored the highly acclaimed international travel book Batting On The Bosphorus (titled Batting In The Baltic and Slogging The Slavs in some countries) which documented his eccentric travels around Eastern Europe as a fanatical cricketer. His publishers are PenguinCanongage, and Douglas & McIntyre.

In all of Angus’ work there is a deep sense of humour – he has an uncanny ability to find himself in bizarre and dangerous situations, not knowing quite how to react. Whether being pursued by the KGB enroute to a cricket match, transporting Ukrainian chickens, or receiving life coaching from a French Canadian psychic, no idea is too colourful or leftfield. Touring The Balkans and countries like Belarus (Europe’s forgotten communist dictatorship) comes naturally to Angus, who developed his spirit of adventure growing up as a wild child in the Scottish Borders and travelling in more than 40 countries.

Angus now works as The Minister of Cricket at his multi-sports centre, the Ministry of Cricket & Other Homeless Sports.