H. V. F. Winstone Writer

Harry Victor Frederick Winstone FRGS (3 August 1926 – 10 February 2010), known as "Victor", was an English author and journalist, who specialised in Middle Eastern topics. He wrote biographies of several influential figures in the history of this region. Victor Winstone worked as a reporter and features writer with weekly journals and a financial features agency from 1947 to 1950. He was an industrial journal editor and press advisor to Royal Doulton and others during the 1950s and 60s. From 1970 to 1982, he was a freelance writer and magazine editor, chiefly of journals about decorative and applied arts (Pottery Gazette, Tableware International, Home and Table, Ambassador). He also wrote for industrial and commercial publications and was the supervisory editor of the English edition of Automobile World (Zurich). From 1975 to 1990, he was freelance special features writer for The Guardian, book reviewer for The Daily Telegraph, and was a contributor to Connoisseur, The Times, and various specialist journals. Winstone’s first biography was published in 1976 to positive reviews: Captain Shakespear: A Portrait, a study of the explorer William Shakespear.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 3rd, 1926
Date of death
February 10th, 2010 at age of 83
Cause of death
Lung cancer

Written work

1.Kuwait: prospect and reality

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1972. at New York City (232 pages)

2.Captain Shakespear

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. by Jonathan Cape at London (236 pages)


Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. at New York City (246 pages)

4.The Illicit Adventure

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. at London

5.Uncovering the ancient world

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. by Constable at London (393 pages)

6.Woolley of Ur

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1990. at London (314 pages)

7.Howard Carter and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1991. at London
Great Britain

8.Lady Anne Blunt

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. at London (381 pages)
19th century
British Cuisine
Great Britain


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