Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew in 1936, brought up in Carlisle, educated at Durham University, and now lives in London. For many years he lived half the year at his house at Loweswater, now sold following the death of his wife Margaret Forster in 2016.
As a journalist he worked on the Sunday Times, where he was chief features writer, and later editor of the Magazine.He wrote regular columns for Punch and currently writes for The New Statesman, The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail. For three years he presented Bookshelf on BBC Radio 4.
He is the author of over thirty books, including biographies, novels, children’s novels (Flossie Teacake) and several books about Lakeland. He publishes his own best selling guide ‘The Good Guide to the Lakes’.
He was married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster 1938-2016. They have three children, Caitlin, Jake and Flora.
Hunter Davies is President of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, (based at Brockhole near Windermere), and founder of the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards, which are administered by the Cumbria Tourist Board.
|A Walk Along the Wall||1974||Wiedenfield & Nicholson/Dent|
|A Walk Around the Lakes||1979||Wiedenfield & Nicholson/Dent|
|A Walk Along the Tracks||1982||Wiedenfield & Nicholson/Dent|
|The Good Guide to the Lakes||2003 6th ed||Forster Davies|
|London to Loweswater – a Journey
through England at the End of the Century
|William Wordsworth||1980||Wiedenfield & Nicholson/Sutton|
|Beatrix Potter‘s Lakeland||1988,1999||Frederick Warne|
|Wainwright the Biography||1995||Michael Joseph/Penguin|
His first novel, ‘Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush’ (1965), was set in Carlisle, as were sections of ‘Striker’ (1992).
If you want to contact Hunter Davies, you can write to him at HEADLINE PUBLISHING, 338 EUSTON ROAD, LONDON NW1 3BH
Related Links :
- We never used to have a telly, so we’ll live without a laptop – From The Sunday Times, July 27, 2008
- How Cherie slipped through my fingers – from the Guardian, 24 September 2007
- Hunter Davies: ‘I always tell them they have to tell the truth’ – The Independent – 9 June 2008
- Wikipedia – Hunter Davies
- Amazon UK – Hunter Davies
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