Author to sign copies of new book

A novel where a colourful rescue-dog does much of the narrating will be launched in Morpeth.

Winston and the Canny Lass, by Barry Stone, will get a special launch at WH Smith in Bridge Street on Saturday.

Branch manager Helen Collins said: “We’re proud to be hosting the Morpeth launch of Winston and the Canny Lass by Barry Stone.

“Not only is Barry from our area, the cover illustration has been done by Morpeth man and highly regarded Times newspaper cartoonist, David Haldane.”

The book is a standalone tale and a sequel to his earlier novel, Barking at Winston.

Barry will be on-hand at WH Smith to talk with customers and to sign copies.

He is now working on the third in the intended quartet of Winston books, Winston Loses His Head.