Anthony Stancomb was educated at Wellington College, St Andrews University and the
London School of Film.
He first worked on Feature films and political documentaries, before joining a private
mercy airlift operation that was shot down in Biafra; After that, he joined the BBC,
and later ITV, where for seven years he produced programs about social issues and
Leaving television, he set up his own company to promote and sell British contemporary
art to galleries abroad, and during the next twenty years he created a worldwide
distribution network whose annual turnover was over £10 million.
On a relief convoy with his wife to the Croatian refugee camps in the 1990’s, he
discovered the island of Vis, and fell in love with it – and when the war ended,
he sold the company and moved there. Once on the island, he discovered it had strong
historical links with England (particularly with cricket), and he began to write