Stan Barstow - 1960

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English novelist Stan Barstow photographed by Duffy for Vogue magazine in November 1960.

Barstow was born in Horbury, West Yorkshire in 1928. After attending school in Ossett he began working as a salesman for an engineering company. Barstow began writing short stories in the late fifties. Some of which were broadcast by the BBC. In 1960 his debut novel "A Kind of Loving" made Barstow a household name.

The book was later made into a film in 1962 directed by John Schlesinger. The film starred Alan Bates who Duffy would later photograph for Town Magazine in 1963. It was later adapted for television, radio, and theatre.

Although Barstow's debut was his main success, he continued to write novels, plays, and short stories including his autobiography in 2001 titled "In My Own Good Time."

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