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Bill Jones started his working life as a journalist with various Northern provincial newspapers. In the early 80s he joined Granada Television in Manchester where he worked on literally hundreds of documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and many others - including an award-winning film about the contents of Frank Sinatra's coffin - before embarking on a writing career after almost three decades in broadcasting. His first book - The Ghost Runner - won him The Times Best New Writer in the 2012 British Sports Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the William Hill award. Alone is his second book. Born in Bridlington, the author currently lives in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, where - despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary - he insists that his ancestry is Welsh.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Bill Jones

Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
Bill Jones
Winner of the Outstanding Sports Writing Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. The triumph of the title must surely be his spectacular winning routine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
Bill Jones
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. The triumph of the title must surely be his spectacular winning routine at the 1976 Winter Olympics, the tragedy his early death in 1996 from an AIDS related...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014

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