A Kind of Loving author Stan Barstow dies


03 August 2011
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Stan Barstow, author of A Kind of Loving, has died aged 83 ...
A Kind of Loving author Stan Barstow has died aged 83

Stan Barstow was one of a wave of northern, working-class writers whose works, published in the 1950s and 1960s, have been described as 'kitchen sink' literature. Barstow's most famous book, A Kind of Loving - an unsentimental depiction of an unhappy marriage - was made into a 1962 film starring Alan Bates.

Barstow, the son of a coalminer, was born near Wakefield in 1928. He worked as a draughtsman in an engineering firm until the success of A Kind of Loving, published in 1960, enabled him to become a full-time writer.

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