A general tidy up to remove loads of broken links. Also took out all the ABE affiliation, and removed the search facility. I'm intending to completely rewrite the site to look a bit more modern - but at least it loads quickly!
Feb 19, 2013
A new stage adaptation of A Kind of Loving has been produced; written by John Godber, it is premiering at the Wakefield Theatre Royal.
June 26, 2011
Some new information about A Kind of Loving availability - including the fact that it's the first Barstow book available as a ebook.
July 2, 2009
The TV dramatisation of A Kind of Loving is finally being released on DVD!
May 20, 2008
Given the site a bit of a revamp, including a new front page.
April 27, 2008
Added information about Stan Barstow's eightieth birthday events.
October 6, 2007
Added a link to Stan Barstow's entry in the Britannica, and tidied up a few broken links in general.
July 13, 2004
Added a review of Battle of the Books.
February 28, 2004
Added an Events page; it's not new, but it's been expanded and it's now got a link from the main menu.
February 1, 2004
Tidied up the few broken links with help from Xenu's Link Sleuth.
January 12, 2004
Added a mention on the home page about Stan's upcoming appearance at the RFH.
January 6, 2004
Added references to the audio books of B-Movie and Just You Wait And See.
December 13, 2003
Added an image of the unabridged audio book of A Kind of Loving, and also a better image of the abridged audio book.
September 14, 2003
Added a better (and more likely correct!) scan of The Human Element.
September 13, 2003
New layout; signature in top left and new title.
August 11, 2003
This site is now (no longer - October 2007) affiliated to eBay.
July 13, 2003
Added a link to Nigel and Alison Deacon's excellent resource about radio plays.
Also added a link to the front page to the on-line petition about A Kind of Loving.
June 29, 2003
Added a link to the on-line petition to get the 1982 TV series of A Kind of Loving released on video or DVD.
June 20, 2003
Added a link to Clive Wood's web site on the A Kind of Loving page.
Also added a mention of another (unabridged) audio book.
April 25, 2003
Added a link to all the book and biography pages to tell people how to link to them.
March 9, 2003
Removed the "no title bar" layout - never really liked it !
January 17, 2003
This site is now affiliated to abebooks and I've tidied up the links accordingly.
January 5, 2003
Corrected the date of the film of A Kind of Loving (and also added the name of the director). Thanks to Michael Garfield for pointing this out.
November 29, 2002
Added a FAQ about the Granada TV series of A Kind of Loving.
Also added a reference to A Kind of Loving on A Book at Bedtime on Radio 4.
November 8, 2002
Added an image of the Vic Brown Trilogy.
October 11, 2002
Added a list of all the short stories, and the books they appear in.
September 15, 2002
Was it really May when I last updated this? Oh, well...
Added a reference to the new paperback edition of A Raging Calm.
May 6, 2002
With the help of a new scanner, significantly improved the images of several of the books - particularly the later ones.
March 17, 2002
Added information about the radio dramatisation of A Raging Calm.
January 8, 2002
Corrected a broken link - Yorkshire from Afar site has moved.
December 26, 2001
Removed one of the news article links about In My Own Good Time - broken. Also removed the blurb about the book supplied by Smith-Settle - that same information is on their web-page, and is more appropriate there.
Removed the reference to the publication of In My Own Good Time on the front page.
December 2, 2001
Added links to three more news articles about In My Own Good Time.
The search facility is working again.
November 22, 2001
Added an article about Stan Barstow from the South Wales Evening News.
October 30, 2001
New picture of his books, including In My Own Good Time.
October 25, 2001
Added new picture of Stan Barstow on the biography page.
Also added a review of the launch of In My Own Good Time.
October 20, 2001
Site moved to the new domain. Also added an acknowledgements and disclaimer page.
October 16, 2001
Added a bit of extra information about B-movie.
October 14, 2001
Added a review of In My Own Good Time.
October 13, 2001
Added an image of all his books on the front page.
Also added a link about Yorkshire.
September 8 , 2001
Added an image of the cover of In My Own Good Time now.
September 7, 2001
Smith-Settle have very kindly sent me some extensive extracts from In My Own Good Time, along with the standard publisher's blurb. They also sent me a copy of the cover, but that didn't work...
September 1, 2001
Added a little more information, about Stan Barstow's first published short story and about his autobiography, in the biography.
August 29, 2001
Added image and information about the audio book of A Kind of Loving.
August 25, 2001
Added information about publication date of In My Own Good Time.
August 23, 2001
Changed Bookfinder link on each page to
August 4, 2001
A bit of a redesign of the whole site, to make it slightly more friendly for smaller screens. It is now possible to get rid of the title bar from the main menu, freeing up more of the screen for information; also all internal links to Home or Stan Barstow Home Page will go to the non-title bar home page.
Also added a link on all menus to the search engine.
July 26, 2001
Added an image of the cover of A Casual Acquaintance, and a bit more information about it. My thanks to John Martin for supplying the scan.
Also added a search engine courtesy of .
July 12, 2001
A few more minor changes, including some information about the play Stringer's Last Stand.
July 11, 2001
Updated the Films, Shows and TV menu; also added quite a few small updates around the site.
July 8, 2001
Added a list of all Stan Barstow's main credits and books.
June 17, 2001
Changed the colour of the backgrounds slightly, so that it's not identical to the Gallico site!
June 9, 2001
Created the first Stan Barstow site on the Web.
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