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Philip G Jones

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Philip Gwynne Jones was born in South Wales in 1966, and has since lived in Holland, Germany and Scotland. He first came to Italy in 1994, when he spent some time working for the European Space Agency in Frascati, a job that proved to be less exciting than he had imagined.

He spent twenty years in the IT industry before realising he was congenitally unsuited to it, and now works as a writer, teacher and translator. He lives in Venice with his wife Caroline.

He enjoys cooking, art, classical music and opera; and can occasionally be seen and heard singing bass with the Cantori Veneziani.

His first novel, The Venetian Game, spent a month at number 2 in the Times paperback fiction list. The adventures of Nathan Sutherland, Honorary Consul in Venice, continued with Vengeance in Venice and The Venetian Masquerade, with a fourth title planned for 2020.

Philip is also the author of the travelogue, To Venice with Love :  A midlife adventure.

Other Awards

The Venetian Game  : Waterstones Thriller of the Month, March 2018

Vengeance in Venice : Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month, April 2018

To Venice with Love : Readers’ Digest non-fiction Book of the Month, April 2020

Books by Philip G Jones

  • The Venetian Game


  • Vengeance in Venice


  • The Venetian Masquerade