Julia Jones, previously also called Julia Thorogood, is an English author, editor, ebook writer, aged-care advocate and traditional yacht proprietor.
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Jones has 5 kids. After residing with him for 27 years, in October 2019 she married Francis Wheen, a author, journalist and broadcaster who’s deputy editor of Private Eye.
In November 2014, Jones and co-founder Nicci Gerrard arrange an aged-care advocacy group, John’s Campaign, to advertise prolonged visiting rights for household carers of sufferers with dementia in hospitals within the United Kingdom.
In 2006, whereas engaged on a PhD on Herbert Allingham, Jones determined to develop into a author of journey tales just like the Swallows and Amazons sequence of Arthur Ransome she had learn as a baby. The Salt-Stained Book, the primary a part of a deliberate crusing journey trilogy, was launched in June 2011. Jones hoped the trilogy would encourage a brand new technology of kids to mess about in boats.
Jones opened a bookshop in Ingatestone, Essex, which she then developed right into a small-scale native publishing enterprise, reissuing a Second World War autobiography by crime author Margery Allingham. Jones’s curiosity within the Allingham household grew; she researched Margery Allingham’s life and wrote a biography printed in 1991. Jones has additionally studied the fiction writing of Margery Allingham’s father, Herbert Allingham.
Julia Jones was born in Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1954. When she was 3 years outdated, her father George Jones purchased the picket crusing ketch Peter Duck, a yacht initially commissioned and owned by kids’s novelist Arthur Ransome and named for a personality in one in every of his novels. This nautical reference to Ransome, together with quite a few pony books, helped to form a lifelong enthusiasm for books.
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