Ted Jones was born in Liverpool and has lived in New Zealand, Australia, London, Philadelphia and France. He currently divides his time between Windsor, England and Nice, France. He is a free-lance writer whose journalistic output is wide-ranging. His travel articles have appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including British magazines Choice, The Lady, Wanderlust, France, Yesterday and Living France, and American publications such as France Today, Writers' Journal, Transitions Abroad and Voyageur. His articles on business management have been published worldwide in several languages and his short stories and poetry have won a number of awards. As a writer for The Guardian he has published articles on subjects as diverse as modern jazz and horse-racing.
His book The French Riviera: A Literary Guide For Travellers (I.B. Tauris, London), now in its second edition and available in hard cover or paperback, is a reader's tour of the Côte d'Azur, exploring the works of the many writers who have lived on - and been inspired by - that fabled coastline. His Florence and Tuscany: A Literary Guide is the latest in a series of literary journeys featuring interesting parts of the world, enabling the book-minded traveller to retrace the footsteps of writers who have lived and worked in this historic region.