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Philip Jones

The author, Philip Jones, lives in Shrewsbury, where he sets his debut play, The Lion Hotel. After working in insurance, accountancy, and hospital administration until middle-age, he took the decision to return to full-time education in order to pursue his creative passions, gaining a first-class honours degree in English at University Centre Shrewsbury. An interest in local history was rekindled when he spent his work-based learning placement at Shropshire Archives, discovering the Victorian entertainments bill that forms part of the play’s dialogue. He has since gone on to study for an MRes in Storyteling at the University of Chester.

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Jack the Ripper?

Readers are transported to Victorian London and introduced to Inspector Doyle, a modern-day detective with eternal life, who discovers that he has been wrongly named as ‘Jack the Ripper’, the Victorian serial killer. Nobody wants that label at any time in history, so with the aid of time travel ...

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The Lion Hotel

Readers are transported to the historical town of Shrewsbury. The Lion Hotel provides the setting for a story in which a detective’s daughter is wrongly accused of a crime. One might have expected her father, Inspector Horace no less, to have easily been able to prove her innocence, but things nev...

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