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Terry Jones (1) [1942–2020]

This page covers the author of Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic.

For other authors named Terry Jones, see the disambiguation page.

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Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales on February 1, 1942. He was a writer for such BBC programs as The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set, before joining with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin to form the Monty Python comedy troupe. Best remembered as the nude organist, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and directed Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). Along with many Python-related books, screenplays, and records, he has written several non-fiction works including Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery, and Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror. He also wrote numerous children's books including The Saga of Erik the Viking, which won the Children's Book Award in 1984, Fantastic Stories, The Beast with a Thousand Teeth, The Curse of the Vampire Socks, and Bedtime Stories. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic 2,444 copies, 29 reviews
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book 1,706 copies, 26 reviews
The Pythons' Autobiography 1,221 copies, 11 reviews
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975 film] (Director/Screenwriter/Actor) 1,044 copies, 10 reviews
Labyrinth [1986 film] (Screenwriter) 695 copies, 12 reviews
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives 640 copies, 14 reviews
Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (Director, Screenwriter, & Actor) 527 copies, 8 reviews
Terry Jones' Barbarians 402 copies, 12 reviews
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [film] (Director, Screenwriter, & Actor) 366 copies, 6 reviews
The Saga of Erik the Viking 336 copies, 6 reviews
Monty Python's Big Red Book 331 copies, 2 reviews
Lady Cottington's Fairy Album (Author) 290 copies, 6 reviews
Fairy Tales 222 copies, 3 reviews
The Crusades 218 copies
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Box Set (Writer & Actor) 153 copies, 2 reviews
And Now for Something Completely Different [1971 film] (Screenwriter and Actor) 128 copies, 1 review
Fantastic Stories 121 copies, 1 review
Nicobobinus 114 copies, 3 reviews
Trouble on the Heath 34 copies, 3 reviews
Evil Machines 25 copies, 3 reviews
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride [1996 film] (Director) 21 copies, 1 review
Crusades [1995 TV series] (Screenwriter/Host) 19 copies
Absolutely Anything [2015 Film] (Director) 14 copies
Terry Jones' Barbarians [2006 TV series] (writer/presenter) 11 copies
Bedtime Stories 11 copies
The Sea Tiger 8 copies
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Introduction, some editions) 34,935 copies, 662 reviews
The Wind in the Willows (Narrator, some editions) 20,054 copies, 301 reviews
The Salmon of Doubt (Foreword, some editions) 6,117 copies, 69 reviews
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo (Narrator, some editions) 2,823 copies, 17 reviews
King of Shadows (Reader, some editions) 1,132 copies, 17 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (Contributor, some editions) 466 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (Contributor) 313 copies, 2 reviews
Jabberwocky (Actor) 68 copies
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
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Fellow Python John Cleese said: “It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away,” adding: “Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of Life of Brian. Perfection.” (From the Guardian Obituary)

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