Memories of Margaret and Mum
Hunter Davies is joined in conversation by his daughter Caitlin, and they will talk about his wife and her mother, Margaret Forster, the Carlisle born novelist and biographer who died last year. Both authors will reflect on memories of life with Margaret and the influence she had on their writing careers. This will be the first time that Caitlin and her father have taken part in an author event together. Caitlin will also read extracts from her mother’s schoolgirl diaries, which will be published later this year
Hunter Davies was born in Scotland, but was brought up in Carlisle.He is the author of innumerable books, fiction and non fiction, many with a Cumbrian connection, and is also a columnist for the Sunday Times ( on money ), the New Statesman( on football ) and Cumbria Life (on any old thing).
Caitlin Davies is a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, teacher and Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Her books include the memoir Place of Reeds and the historical novel The Ghost of Lily Painter. Her next non-fiction title will be Bad Girls: A Century of Women and Crime at Holloway Prison, and her latest novel is Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World.