Welcome to my site, containing a profile, details of and extracts from books I have published, a preview of books to come and a taste of my other writing, both published and unpublished. There is also information and extracts from books by my late brother that I have edited and which have been posthumously published. Latest news: The Sorcerer of Stockholm is now available as an ebook as well as in print. For the opening sections of a novel yet to be published, click here.
Favourite sports Cricket (sorely missed in Sweden); football (soccer) - favourite team: Chelsea
Favourite food Indian, and vegetarian buffets
Favourite music Classical, folk, jazz; have half-a-dozen musical instruments and once played in a 3-man folk group, performing on stage.
Favourite hobby Photography, ever since I started processing b&w in my schooldays.
Contact contactstanleyhere@gmail. com
I was born in London, but have lived in Sweden for many years. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), I was formerly on the staff of Radio Sweden and have long experience of international and educational broadcasting.
I am the author of the book on Sweden in the Blue Guide series (London and New York) and Binny and Belloe, a fantasy tale intended for young and old, while my latest book is The Sorcerer Of Stockholm, a novel set in the Swedish capital.
I have also edited and/or translated many works, taught English at most levels, lectured on a range of subjects, run an intensive course for company employees needing to write documents in English, and travel a great deal, mainly to the UK, California and New Zealand (for some years I was a contributor to Radio New Zealand's then Viewpoint programme), though it would take a lot to make me leave Sweden in the summer, where my favourite place to be is in the Stockholm archipelago.
I was a member of the Amnesty International group that existed at Swedish Radio-TV during my time there, for a long while as Group Secretary, and am a founder member of The Bookworms book club in Stockholm.