Roger Jones was born in September 1939 at the start of World War 2. Though of Welsh parents, he was brought up in Yorkshire and so claims dual nationality. Educated Uppingham School (where, like Stephen Fry, he suffered the agonies of the damned in the gym), and Jesus College Oxford (a notorious Welsh hangout). Spent twelve years teaching English to foreign learners in London, Oxford and Athens. Then 12 years as a smallholder in West Wales, raising sheep and goats. For the next fifteen years he worked as English translator to the Burgundy wine industry. He is now semi-retired and lives in Hampshire. History is his principal interest and writing his main occupation.
"A hard day at the Holy Office" (novel) W.H.Allen 1969
"The rescue of Emin Pasha" (history)Allison & Busby 1972
"Small despairing thuds" (poetry) Bean Train Press 2002, repr. 2004
"Molebag's thesaurus" (commonplace book)on-line at www.uofh.com
"Travellers and explorers" (bio-bibliographical handlist)online at www.uofh.com
As editor: "The Norwich School of artists" (CD-ROM) HMSO/Norfolk Museums Service 1998
As translator: "The Wines of Burgundy" by Servant and Pitiot, 12th and 13th eds. Presses Universitaires de France 1994, 2004.
A second volume of "What's Who?" (dictionary of eponyms) is in progress.