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23 November 1961
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
|Occupation||Journalist, author, broadcaster|
|Notable credit(s)||Catholic Herald, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday|
Stanford was editor of The Catholic Herald from which he resigned. He, along with Kate Saunders, authored the book Catholics and Sex in 1992. Stanford and Saunders later presented a television series based on the book on Channel 4.
Stanford has written many books since leaving The Catholic Herald in 1992:
- Cardinal Hume: And the Changing Face of English Catholicism, Geoffrey Chapman Publishers, London (1993). ISBN 0-225-66658-8. A biography of Basil Hume.
- Lord Longford: A Life, William Heinemann, London (1994). ISBN 0-434-73516-7. A biography of Lord Longford, the British Labour Party politician and penal reform campaigner
- The Anatomy of the Catholic Church: Before and since John Paul II (co-written with Gerard Noel), Michael Russell Publishing, Norwich (1994). ISBN 0-85955-203-9.
- The Catholics and their Houses (co-written with Leanda De Lisle), Harper Collins, London (1995). ISBN 0-00-627924-4
- The Devil: A Biography, Henry Holt & Co, New York (1996). ISBN 0-8050-3082-4. Later made into a television series.
- The She-Pope: A Quest for the Truth behind the Mystery of Pope Joan, Heinemann, London (1998).ISBN 0-434-02458-9. An investigation into the legend of Pope Joan.
- Bronwen Astor: Her Life and Times, Harper Collins, London (1999). ISBN 0-00-255839-4. A biography of Bronwen Astor
- The Legend of Pope Joan: In Search of the Truth, Henry Holt & Co, New York (1999). ISBN 0-8050-3910-4.
- Faith: A Journey With Those Who Believe. Art Books Intl. Ltd., London (2000). ISBN 0-9536756-2-9.
- Lord Longford's Prison Diary (ed.), Lion Pub, Oxford (2000). ISBN 0-7459-5001-9.
- Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country, Harper Collins, London (2002). ISBN 0-00-257101-3.
- The Outcasts' Outcast: A Biography of Lord Longford, Sutton Publishing, Stroud (2003). ISBN 0-7509-3248-1.
- Why I am still a Catholic: Essays in Faith and Perseverance (ed.), Continuum International, London (2005). ISBN 0-8264-8577-4.
- C Day-Lewis (2007), Continuum Intl, London. ISBN 0-8264-8603-7.
- 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Religion, Murdoch Books, Sydney (2010). ISBN 978-1-84866-059-5.
Several of Stanford's books have also been published in the United States and some of his books have been translated into German.
- Stanford is the Director of the Frank Longford Charitable Trust, and one of the judges of the Longford Prize. He is also chairman of the disability charity, "Aspire".
- "Peter James STANFORD". Debretts People of Today. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
- Hebblethwaite, Peter (26 February 1993). "Lorenzo's sister edits Catholic paper". National Catholic Reporter.
- "Stanford, Peter". AP Watt. Retrieved 27 November 2006.[broken citation]
- "NS Library: Peter Stanford". New Statesman. Archived from the original on 14 November 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2006.
- Photograph of Peter Stanford, from his profile on the AP Watt website
- Find Articles: Peter Stanford, articles by or about Peter Stanford from various publications
- New Statesman archive: Peter Stanford