Terry Jones - Author

About the Author

Terry Jones is perhaps best known as a scriptwriter and member of the Monty Python team. He is a highly successful historian, performer, director and writer for film, radio and television. His books for children have been enormously popular, including Bedtime Stories, The Knight and the Squire, The Lady and the Squire, Nicobobinus and The Saga of Erik the Viking.

Featured books by Terry Jones

Animal Tales (The Fantastic World of Terry Jones)

Animal Tales (The Fantastic World of Terry Jones)

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 2 June 2011. From a dog being a doctor to an elephant wanting trousers, animals doing extraordinary things  make this a wonderful collection of unusual stories. Terry Jones takes a kindly look – and a positive one – at all kinds of animal antics and Michael Foreman illustrates the whole collection perfectly capturing the jokes about the animals while retaining their dignity.

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The Fantastic World of Terry Jones: Fairy Tales

The Fantastic World of Terry Jones: Fairy Tales

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones. Published alongside an entirely new collection of tales Amazing marketing and publicity schedule, including an author tour, festival appearances, readings on the Monty Python's YouTube channel (which has over 125,000 subscribers) and newspaper and magazine features Illustrated by favourite award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman Stunning new hardback editions that children will treasure Other titles in the series: Animal Tales and Fantastic Stories.

Other books by Terry Jones

The Rhododendron 1975 (Volume 53)

The Rhododendron 1975 (Volume 53)

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2020

The Rhododendron 1975 (Volume 53) by Terry Jones

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2019

Refine your fashion sense with this essential compilation from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world and an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in its future. The style set traverses both tomorrow's superstars and established industry giants, including Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaia, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Raf Simons, Olivier Theyskens, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

The Tyrant and the Squire

The Tyrant and the Squire

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Deep in the Crusades, Tom has run away from home to discover what the noble life of a knight is really like. But now that his dreams have come true and he has been knighted, all is not as rosy as he'd hoped. Terry Jones is known for his work with Monty Python, his stories for children (which won him the Children's Book Award) and his medieval books. In The Tyrant and the Squire he uses his inimitable comic imagination and originality to combine all three of these elements and create a perfect story for children and grown-ups alike. The Tyrant and the Squire is a glorious adventure from one of the UK's beloved comic performers.

Jesus and Brian

Jesus and Brian

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Monty Python's Life of Brian film is known for its brilliant satirical humour. Less well known is that the film contains references to what was, at the time of its release, cutting edge biblical scholarship and life of Jesus research. This research, founded on the acceptance of the Historical Jesus as a Jew who needs to be understood within the context of his time, is implicitly referenced through the setting of the Brian character within a tumultuous social and political background. This collection is a compilation of essays from foremost scholars of the historical Jesus and the first century Judaea, and includes contributions from George Brooke, Richard Burridge, Paula Fredriksen, Steve Mason, Adele Reinhartz, Bart Ehrman, Amy-Jill Levine, James Crossley, Philip Davies, Joan Taylor, Bill Telford, Helen Bond, Guy Stiebel, David Tollerton, David Shepherd and Katie Turner. The collection opens up the Life of Brian to renewed investigation and, in so doing, uses the film to reflect on the historical Jesus and his times, revitalising the discussion of history and Life of Jesus research. The volume also features a preface from Terry Jones, who not only directed the film, but also played Brian's mum.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2014

Monty Python's Flying Circus was one of the most important and influential cultural phenomena of the 1970s. The British program was followed by albums, stage appearances, and several films, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. In all, the comic troupe drew on a variety of cultural references that prominently figured in their sketches, and they tackled weighty matters that nonetheless amused their audiences. In Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Cultural Contexts in Monty Python, Tomasz Dobrogoszcz presents essays that explore the various touchstones in the television show and subsequent films. These essays look at a variety of themes prompted by the comic geniuses: *Death *The depiction of women *Shakespearean influences *British and American cultural representations *Reactions from foreign viewers This volume offers a distinguished discussion of Monty Python's oeuvre, exhibiting highly varied approaches from a number of perspectives, including gender studies, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Featuring a foreword by Python alum Terry Jones, Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition will appeal to anyone interested in cultural history and media studies, as well as the general fans of Monty Python who want to know more about the impact of this groundbreaking group.

Learning jQuery Deferreds

Learning jQuery Deferreds

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2014

Orchestrating asynchronous function calls in JavaScript often leads to callback hell, but there is a reliable way to avoid this painful state of affairs. With this concise and simple guide, you'll learn how to use jQuery deferreds and promises, an elegant approach for managing asynchronous calls in both client and server applications. This book contains 18 examples that use deferreds to solve progressively challenging real-world programming problems, along with 75 stimulating puzzles (and their solutions) that will help you understand how and when to use deferreds. You'll learn new tricks in a fun way, and become immersed in the practice of event-based programming. Understand the logic behind creating deferreds and returning promises Get a structured explanation of jQuery's deferred API Delve into the dynamics of using deferreds Explore a broad collection of useful deferred recipes developed by the authors Gain hands-on experience by solving challenges that accompany each recipe Go deeper into deferreds: encounter novel abstractions and mind-bending use cases

Evil Machines

Evil Machines

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2013

How do you feel about your phone? Or your car? You probably don't think about them much, except when they go wrong. But what if they go really wrong and turn properly bad - evil, even? Join Terry Jones on a hilariously disturbing journey into the dark heart of machines that go wrong: meet the lift that takes people to places they don't want to go, the vacuum cleaner that's just too powerful, the apparently nice bomb, the truthful phone, the terrifying train to anywhere, and Mrs. Morris, a little old lady from Glasgow who turns out to be a very resourceful heroine... Brisk and cheerful on the outside, but as edgy and uncomfortable as any of Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected within, Terry Jones's collection of thirteen cautionary fables will make you look at the 'helpful' inventions that surround you in a very different way. A brilliantly-written and gleefully mischievous book, suitable for Luddites of all ages or anyone who likes a bit of Pythonesque edge to their silliness.

Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Author: Terry Jones Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/02/2013

In the morning hours of June 1942, residents of Sydney and Newcastle were abruptly awoken by gunfire blasts from Japanese submarine raiders lurking off the coast. The bombardments followed air raids on northern Australia and a midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour. 'A Parting Shot' traces the story of the Japanese submarine shelling of the two cities - a story that until now, has not been fully told. Although casualties and damage were slight, the bombardments fuelled the real fear of an impending Japanese invasion. Revealing for the first time the contents of the bomb disposal squad war diary, the authors painstakingly reconstruct events that occurred in both cities, including the search for, recovery and disposal of unexploded shells. In recounting this legendary tale, the authors also examine Australia's east coast defences, the activities of the National Emergency Service, and the management and communications structures that were implemented during the early stages of the Pacific War. To put it all into context, they offer a Japanese perspective to the story through a critical account of Japan's submarine operations, not only off the east coast of Australia, but also along America's west coast and in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Why then did the Japanese launch submarine operations in Australian waters when they had no intention of invading? Were the bombardments revenge attacks following the Japanese defeat at Midway? What were the Japanese targets in Sydney and Newcastle? Were all the unexploded shells recovered? The authors answer these and other long-standing questions, dispelling many rumours and urban myths surrounding the Japanese submarine attacks. 'A Parting Shot' is more than an account of a significant event in Australia's wartime history - it is a landmark story about good luck, tragedy and courage.

ON Innovation

ON Innovation

Author: Terry Jones Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/10/2012

This is a very accessible, easy-to-read look at innovation in the workplace. The stories from the author's career and personal experiences provide well-chosen, real-world illustrations of how challenging, and ultimately rewarding, it can be to gather a team and establish a culture that is open to change and new ideas, and that is committed to innovation as the way to do business. The short chapters seem to be perfectly tailored to today's time-crunched businessmen and businesswomen. It's easy to envision readers doing exactly as you advised in "e;How to Read This Book"e;: opening it to a random chapter when they're facing a challenge and drawing inspiration from wherever they land.

The Fantastic World of Terry Jones: Fantastic Stories

The Fantastic World of Terry Jones: Fantastic Stories

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

This amazing collection of stories, written by Monty Python's hilariousTerry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Meet a man who has eyes all over his body and sees everything but what is most important, a boy who is the best tickler in all of the land and a gigantic ogre, where the only thing bigger than him is his idiocy. Other titles in the series: Fairy Tales and Animal Tales.

Cemetery Hill

Cemetery Hill

Author: Terry Jones Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/07/2003

The battle of Gettysburg included many dramatic and controversial moments, several of which involved Cemetery Hill. This book covers in detail the three-day struggle for that crucial high ground from the soldiers' point of view. Using official reports, letters, diaries, and memoirs, it tells how and why the generals made crucial decisions and what it was like to be a soldier involved in the bloody hand-to-hand fighting.

The Knight and the Squire

The Knight and the Squire

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/1999

The Knight and the Squire by Terry Jones

The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/1988

This is the tale of a Viking warrior by the name of Erik. But Erik is no ordinary Viking. With his trusty band of men he sets sail in search of the land where the sun goes at night - but he finds much more! The Sea Dragon, Dogfighters and giants combine to make his voyage a great saga of thrilling adventures. Written by Terry Jones, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team, this is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children's Book Award.

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/1987

Three raindrops have an argument on their way out of a cloud ... A silly King goes for a walk with a dog tied to each leg ... An enterprising herring, bored of the North Sea, decides to swim right round the world ... Thirty short stories of magic and adventure penned by Monty Python team member, Terry Jones. Embracing the tradition of the fairy tale, but adding Jones's inimitable comic imagination and originality, each story makes a perfect bedtime read for children - and grown ups! 'Could become a modern classic ... the book is a joy' Brian Patten, Spectator.

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