The Writers of Wales Database
SEYMOUR-JONES, CAROLECarole Seymour-Jones was born in Towyn, North Wales and educated at Oxford and Sussex Universities. Her recent biography Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize. She lives with her partner in Surrey and London and has recently published a dual biography of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir entitled A Dangerous Liaison (Century, 2008). Carole is a Member of Academi.
With respect to A Dangerous Liaison (Century, 2008):
"…Seymour-Jones’ narrative crackles and pops with engrossing anecdotes…A Dangerous Liaison is a tautly written, riveting book...(it works with) lightly worn eloquence (and) the density of an occasional abstraction made palatable with a peppering of intimate detail..."
Elizabeth Day, The Observer
Refugees: Past and Present Homelessness: Past and Present (Prentice Hall & IBD, 1992)
Beatrive Webb: Woman of Conflict (Allison & Busby, 1992)
Homelessness: Past and Present (Prentice Hall & IBD, 1993)
Journey of Faith: History of the World Y.W.C.A., 1945-94 (Allison & Busby, 1994)
Beatrice Webb: A Life (Ivan R. Dee, 1996)
Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot (Constable, 2001)
A Dangerous Liaison (Century, 2008)
Another Sky: Voices of Conscience from Around the World (co-editor) (Profile Books, 2007)
Writers Under Siege: Voices of Freedom from Around the World (co-editor) (New York University Press, 2007)