Mervyn Jones (writer)

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For the British diplomat, see Mervyn Jones.
Mervyn Jones
Born 27 February 1922
Regent's Park, London
Died 23 February 2010
Nationality British
Alma mater New York University
Spouse Jeanne Urquhart (1948–90, widowed)
Children Conrad Jones, Marian Jones and Jaqueline Jones

Mervyn Jones (27 February 1922 – 23 February 2010[1]) was a British biographer and novelist, the son of psychoanalyst Ernest Jones.[2]

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He wrote the 1966 novel John and Mary, the basis for the movie of the same title, and published a fictional biography of Joseph Stalin, Joseph in 1970 and a biography of his friend Michael Foot, the former Labour Party leader, in 1994.


  1. ^ Geoffrey Goodman Obituary, The Guardian, 26 February 2010
  2. ^ Obituary The Times, 2 March 2010.

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