Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies

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.
 

Books totally or partially about Cumbria
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
1999 Mainstream
Biographies of people with Cumbrian connections
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
 
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