Philip Jones was reputedly born and brought up in the historic city of Chester and is believed to have always had a passion for both writing and discovering the history of his home city and his native country. He is said to have previously had a series of local history articles published by the local newspaper, the Chester Chronicle. According to his own website, Philip E. Jones has the following intersts:
- "Reading and writing about my home city of Chester and other notable historic places and events. I also have an interest in the Bull Terrier breeds of dogs, particularly as I edited the specialist dog magazine, "Bull Terrier Times" for a number of years".
- Building Chester; - absolutely comprehensive guide to the buildings of Chester
- In Search of Chester's Medieval Castle;
- To Hold By The Sword;
- The Illustrated History Of Chester;