Barry Stone

Barry Stone

Barry Stone has been a writer for over twenty years. His credits include a play for Radio 4,  a documentary for BBC television and a widely-toured stage play for Northumberland Theatre Company. Since 2006 he has been writing his quartet of novels: The Winston Tails.

‘Tail’ one, Barking at Winston was published by Constable in 2011 and has so far sold in its thousands across the UK and far beyond.

‘Tail’ two, Winston and the Canny Lass was published by Berry Press in May 2014 and is selling well. It is both a standalone novel and a sequel to Barking at Winston.

Barry is currently hard at work on ‘tail’ three, Winston Loses His Head. The Winston Tails are suitable for all aged sixteen to one hundred and sixty! To read reviews or order Barking at Winston or Winston and the Canny Lass today, click on the link(s) below:

***** Review by actor Valerie McLane on

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.

Winston and the Canny Lass

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’

David Haldane. Times cartoonist