Barry is the author of the much-loved novels Barking at Winston and Winston and the Canny Lass which have sold in their thousands. These are books one and two in his quartet The Winston Tails. The third ‘tail’ – Winston Loses His Head – will be launched in London and Newcastle in 2017. Barry is currently on a UK-wide signing programme of Winston and the Canny Lass. The complete Winston tails will follow fifteen-years of Brucie the wily rescue dog’s life with his loving and often wayward humans. The tails are playful yet serious at heart and are for all readers aged sixteen up.
‘Barry Stone achieves the impossible. He writes from the point of view of a dog and makes me care about the canine and the people he comes into contact with.’
Ian McMillan – Barking at Winston.
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***** Review by actor Valerie McLane on Amazon.co.uk:
A fascinating journey into the lives of an extraordinary family and their faithful dog. Winston is a statue and The Canny Lass is a Steam Roller. Told primarily through the voices of a child and a dog..the story seems amazingly real and catches you unawares with a moving account of the effects on war veterans and their families. From the eccentric mother to the engaged daughter, they captured my imagination and I couldn’t wait to find out if their problems were resolved. An engaging story told with wit and sensitivity.
Really, really powerful. A poignant tale of love and family life, with all its imperfections, frustrations, sadness and humour. Full of memorable characters with a heart warming feel-good end. Somebody should make this book into a film
Richard W. Hardwick.
I’ve followed Barry Stone’s work for over twenty years. It’s as rich with the unexpected as it is easily readable. I jumped at the opportunity to publish Winston and the Canny Lass
Mike Wallington. Documentary film maker and publisher. Berry Press. London.
‘We were at a dinner party hosted by a mutual friend and he asked if I would illustrate the cover. Given the success of Barking at Winston I was more than happy to oblige’