Welcome to my website. My name is Mansel Jones and I am an historical novelist. On this website you will find background information about my books and a selection of articles covering various periods of history along with music, sport, television and much more.
My latest novel is Pendragon. In a land ravaged by war the ageing Pendragon, Ambrosius Aurelianus, seeks a successor only to encounter the twin threats of the Saxon advance and treason. He places his trust in Arthur, a man torn between the defence of his country and the defence of the woman he loves.
Set in 497 A.D. Pendragon is based on ancient Welsh sources and includes many of the men and women who played a crucial role in Arthur’s life: Bedwyr and Cai, Caradog and Cadwallon, Gwenhwyfar and Eleri. The story culminates in the Battle of Badon, a battle that shaped the Britain we live in today, a battle that placed Arthur’s name in chronicles and histories, a battle that created a legend and a hero for all time.
Pendragon was published in June 2013 and the book is available from all good bookstores and internet outlets. You can also obtain Pendragon direct from the publisher Goylake Publishing or by clicking on the book cover at the right-hand side of this page; a link will then take you to the Amazon website.
I have been researching and writing about Arthurian, medieval and social history for the past twenty-five years. During that period I have contributed to a number of publications and currently I write a monthly article on social history for the ‘Seaside News’. You can read more about my background on the Writers of Wales database.
To date, Goylake Publishing have published two of my books: Tangwstyl, a novel set during the reign of Richard II and A History of Kenfig. A third book, Pendragon, will follow soon. You can read more about these books by clicking on the relevant tabs at the top of this page. If you click on a book cover a link will take you to Amazon.co.uk. Furthermore, you can read extracts from my books, background details and reviews on www.mansel-jones.com. You can also read extracts and background details about Tangwstyl on
and about Pendragon on
Thank you for visiting Jones the Book. I hope you enjoy the website.
All website content Copyright © 2010 – 13 Mansel Jones. All rights reserved.