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Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (born February 1, 1942) is a British comedian and writer.

Jones was born in Colwyn Bay[?], Wales, and graduated from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He appeared on At Last the 1948 Show with Michael Palin and John Cleese and wrote for The Frost Report[?] and several other of David Frost[?]'s programmes on British television. He was a member of the team of writers and performers that made Monty Python's Flying Circus. He co-wrote with Michael Palin Ripping Yarns, and wrote the screenplay for Labyrinth (1986). He has also written several books on mediŠval history and numerous works for children.

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  • Fairy Tales (1981)
  • The Saga of Erik the Viking (1983) (Children's Book Award 1984)
  • Nicobobinus (1985)
  • The Knights and the Squire (1997)
  • Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic[?] (1997), a novel based on the computer game of the same name by Douglas Adams

with Brian Froud

  • The Goblins of the Labyrinth (1986)
  • Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (1994)
  • The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins (1996) (an abridged re-release of The Goblins of the Labyrinth, in a smaller format with the colour plates missing)
  • Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells: Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research (1996)


  • Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary (1980, updated 1994)
  • Foreword to The Quest for King Arthur by David Day (1995)


Terry Jones has presented several factual television programmes, notably a major BBC documentary series, The Crusades (1996).


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