Law, Jonathan 1961-

views updated

LAW, Jonathan 1961-

PERSONAL: Born April 24, 1961, in Westonzoyland, Somerset, England; son of Stanley James (a headmaster) and Dianne (Croome) Law; married Catherine Hodgson, April 12, 1997; children: one daughter, one son. Education: Keble college, Oxford, B.A., 1983. Religion: Anglican. Hobbies and other interests: Literature and arts, music, walking, the countryside.

ADDRESSES: Office—Market House Books Ltd., Market Sq., Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.

CAREER: Editorial and research assistant to historian and biographer Jeremy Wilson, 1987-89; Market House Books Ltd., Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, editor and writer, 1989—.


(Editor) European Culture: A Contemporary Companion, Cassell (London, England), 1993.

(Principal editor) Brewer's Theatre, Cassell (London, England), 1994.

(Editor) Brewer's Cinema, Cassell (London, England), 1995.

(Editor) One Thousand Great Lives, Robinson, 1996.

(Editor) Cassell Companion to Cinema, Cassell (London, England), 1997.

(Principal editor) Cassell Companion to Theatre, (London, England), 1997.

(Joint editor) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1999.

(Joint editor) The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs, 2nd edition, Penguin (London, England), 2000.

(Joint editor) The New Penguin Dictionary of Theatre, Penguin (London, England), 2001.

(Editor) Oxford Compendium of English, Volume I: Oxford Language Reference. Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2001.

(Principal editor) The Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Phrase and Fable, Macmillan (London, England), 2002.

(Joint editor) The Macmillan Encyclopedia 2003, Macmillan (London, England), 2002.

Contributor to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books.