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John Lennon: Albert Goldman v Hunter Davies. (1 of 2)
John Lennon: Albert Goldman v Hunter Davies. (1 of 2)
Published: 2008/05/11
Channel: Michael Ross
An Audience With Hunter Davies - Part 1
An Audience With Hunter Davies - Part 1
Published: 2007/11/18
Channel: fellrunning
Hunter  Davies Talks  About The Beatles
Hunter Davies Talks About The Beatles
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: Jack McFile
An audience with Hunter Davies Part 2
An audience with Hunter Davies Part 2
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: fellrunning
John Lennon Letters
John Lennon Letters
Published: 2013/01/10
Channel: The British Library
The Beatles, a book by Hunter Davies [Revolution Home Recording]
The Beatles, a book by Hunter Davies [Revolution Home Recording]
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: SgtPepperChannel
"Paul McCartney IS A PATRONISING F*CK": Phil Collins Launches ATTACK On Former BEATLE!!
"Paul McCartney IS A PATRONISING F*CK": Phil Collins Launches ATTACK On Former BEATLE!!
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Hezakya Newz & Music
Phil Collins is Beefing with Paul McCartney (News Update)
Phil Collins is Beefing with Paul McCartney (News Update)
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Consequence of Sound
Bob Mortimer The Crocodile Hunter | Alan Davies As Yet Untitled | Dave
Bob Mortimer The Crocodile Hunter | Alan Davies As Yet Untitled | Dave
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: UKTV
Macca crashed my holiday Beatles biographer HUNTER DAVIES
Macca crashed my holiday Beatles biographer HUNTER DAVIES
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: News Capital
How To Beach Detect by Tim Davies 2016
How To Beach Detect by Tim Davies 2016
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Tim Davies Money pot
John Lennon: Albert Goldman v Hunter Davies. (2 of 2)
John Lennon: Albert Goldman v Hunter Davies. (2 of 2)
Published: 2008/05/11
Channel: Michael Ross
Sheldon "The Hunter" Davies
Sheldon "The Hunter" Davies
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: Diego Gutierrez
Macca crashed my holiday: Beatles biographer HUNTER DAVIES
Macca crashed my holiday: Beatles biographer HUNTER DAVIES
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: chester white
The Beatles: The Authorised Biography
The Beatles: The Authorised Biography
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Vicente Webber
Hunter Davis 97 yard touchdown
Hunter Davis 97 yard touchdown
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Heather Rogala
Hunter Davies and Albert Goldman on each others Beatles biographies   Part 1.
Hunter Davies and Albert Goldman on each others Beatles biographies Part 1.
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Beatle Stories
Hunter Davies and Albert Goldman on each others Beatles biographies   Part 2.
Hunter Davies and Albert Goldman on each others Beatles biographies Part 2.
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Beatle Stories
Clark County Tournament Round 3 Tristan Bridges Vs Hunter Davies
Clark County Tournament Round 3 Tristan Bridges Vs Hunter Davies
Published: 2010/12/05
Channel: tristanbridges69
THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS von Hunter Davies
THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS von Hunter Davies
Published: 2013/01/10
Channel: lettratv
The Beautiful Game? You
The Beautiful Game? You're having a laugh! (6 of 11)
Published: 2010/04/30
Channel: iqsquared
Hunter
Hunter's second basketball game Jan 26th, 2010
Published: 2010/01/29
Channel: ksdavies66
"The Beatles" La biografia autorizada por Hunter Davies (El club de los Beatles)
"The Beatles" La biografia autorizada por Hunter Davies (El club de los Beatles)
Published: 2010/03/05
Channel: Lalo G
Lennon
Lennon's letters, lists and more released in new book
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: CBS News
Davina McCall does a sexy dance on Alan Davies As Yet Untitled | Dave
Davina McCall does a sexy dance on Alan Davies As Yet Untitled | Dave
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: UKTV
An Audience with Hunter Davies Part 3
An Audience with Hunter Davies Part 3
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: fellrunning
Book Review - Flossie Teacake Wins The Lottery by Hunter Davies
Book Review - Flossie Teacake Wins The Lottery by Hunter Davies
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: BookaBecka
Book Review - Flossie Teacake Strikes Back by Hunter Davies
Book Review - Flossie Teacake Strikes Back by Hunter Davies
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: BookaBecka
Preview: Preserving the Beatles
Preview: Preserving the Beatles' original lyrics
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: CBS Sunday Morning
Beatles - There You Are, Eddie ! (Demo)
Beatles - There You Are, Eddie ! (Demo)
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: SgtPepperChannel
An Audience with Hunter davies Part 4
An Audience with Hunter davies Part 4
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: fellrunning
The Hunter (2011) -  Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies-Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The Hunter (2011) - Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies-Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Keta Jinew
The Hunter (2011) Trailer - Morgana Davies
The Hunter (2011) Trailer - Morgana Davies
Published: 2012/01/07
Channel: MorganaDavies
Hunter Davies
Hunter Davies
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: Hereward Davies
Book Review - Flossie Teacake
Book Review - Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat by Hunter Davies
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: BookaBecka
homfray-davies the hunter
homfray-davies the hunter
Published: 2011/09/26
Channel: Poly Dollys
Listen to The Beatles - Audiobook | Hunter Davies
Listen to The Beatles - Audiobook | Hunter Davies
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Cyrus Ayala
Hunter Davies wrestling Pacific MS 2009-11
Hunter Davies wrestling Pacific MS 2009-11
Published: 2009/11/10
Channel: ksdavies66
Listen to Flossie Teacake Again! Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Eve Karpf
Listen to Flossie Teacake Again! Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Eve Karpf
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Britt Gunderson
Listen to Flossie Teacake Wins the Lottery Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Eve Karpf
Listen to Flossie Teacake Wins the Lottery Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Eve Karpf
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Major Cooks
Hunter Davies em entrevista à Rádio BBC fala de Lizzie Bravo
Hunter Davies em entrevista à Rádio BBC fala de Lizzie Bravo
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: Lucy Zanetti
Hunter Davies presents
Hunter Davies presents 'Select Views' by Joseph Wilkinson to the Wordsworth Trust
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: The Wordsworth Trust
Hunter Davis- Interview question
Hunter Davis- Interview question
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: Hunter Davis
Biscuit Girls Audiobook | Hunter Davies
Biscuit Girls Audiobook | Hunter Davies
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Keenan Roller
Paul McCartney se une a los Quarrymen ...  por Hunter Davies (El club de los Beatles)
Paul McCartney se une a los Quarrymen ... por Hunter Davies (El club de los Beatles)
Published: 2010/03/09
Channel: Lalo G
Listen to The Biscuit Girls Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Janine Birkett
Listen to The Biscuit Girls Audiobook by Hunter Davies, narrated by Janine Birkett
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Trent Lilley
Hunter Davis Packages
Hunter Davis Packages
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Hunter Davis
OS ESPECIALISTAS (HD)
OS ESPECIALISTAS (HD)
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: FILMES™
Beatles Scholar Martin Lewis (Part 2)
Beatles Scholar Martin Lewis (Part 2)
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: Gibson Guitar
The News Quiz s11e01
The News Quiz s11e01
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: RandomRadioJottings
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Edward Hunter Davies
Born (1936-01-07) 7 January 1936 (age 81)
Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Occupation Author, journalist and broadcaster,
Nationality British
Spouse Margaret Forster (1961-2016)

Edward Hunter Davies, OBE (born 7 January 1936) is a British author, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books, including the only authorised biography of the Beatles.

Early life[edit]

Davies was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, to Scottish parents. For four years his family lived in Dumfries until Davies was aged 11. Davies has quoted his boyhood hero as being football centre-forward, Billy Houliston, of Davies' then local team, Queen of the South.[1]

His family moved to Carlisle in England when Davies was 11 and he attended the Creighton School in the city. Davies lived in Carlisle until he moved to study at university. During this time his father, who was a former RAF pay clerk, developed multiple sclerosis and had to retire on medical grounds from a civil service career. Davies joined the sixth form at Carlisle Grammar School and was awarded a place at University College, Durham to read for an honours degree in History, but after his first year he switched to a general arts course. He gained his first writing experience as a student, contributing to the university newspaper, Palatinate. After completing his degree course he stayed on at Durham for another year to gain a teaching diploma.[2]

Writing career[edit]

After he left university, Davies worked as a journalist, and in 1965 he wrote the novel Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, which was made into a film of the same name. He raised the idea of a biography of the Beatles with Paul McCartney when he met him to discuss the possibility of providing the theme song for the film. McCartney liked the idea of the book because inaccurate information had been published about the group, and he advised him to obtain the approval of Brian Epstein.[2] He agreed to it and the resulting authorised biography, The Beatles, was published in 1968.

John Lennon mentioned in his 1971 Rolling Stone interview that he considered the book "bullshit", though Lennon at the time was vigorously debunking the Beatle myth and anyone who had helped to create it.[3]

In 1972 Davies wrote a book about football, The Glory Game, a behind-the-scenes portrait of Tottenham Hotspur. Davies also wrote a column about his daily life in Punch called "Father's Day", presenting himself as a harried paterfamilias. In 1974 he was sent by the Sunday Times to look at a comprehensive school in action. He wrote three articles and then stayed on at the school – Creighton School in Muswell Hill, North London, now part of Fortismere School – to watch and study through a year in its life. The result was a book, the Creighton Report, published in 1976.[4]

Davies has also written a biography of the fell walker Alfred Wainwright, and many works about the topography and history of the Lake District.

In children's literature, he has written the Ossie, Flossie Teacake and Snotty Bumstead series of novels.

As a ghostwriter, he has worked on the autobiographies of footballers Wayne Rooney, Paul Gascoigne and Dwight Yorke. The Rooney biography led to a successful libel action in 2008 by David Moyes, the manager of his former club, Everton. He has also ghostwritten politician John Prescott's 2008 autobiography, Prezza, My Story: Pulling no Punches.[5]

He writes a football column for the New Statesman,.[6] A compilation of these articles was released as a book, The Fan, in 2005 by Pomona Press. Davies writes "Confessions of a Collector" in The Guardian's Weekend colour magazine.[7] He has written a book about his collections with the same title.

Davies was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to literature.[8]

Football fan[edit]

Davies has stated that the first football team he supported was Queen of the South, when he lived in Dumfries.[1]

After moving to Carlisle aged 11, Davies next adopted English Football League club Carlisle United.[9] He is vice president of the Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch.[citation needed]

A long-term resident of London, Davies' third adopted team is Tottenham Hotspur.[10] In international football Davies supports Scotland.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Davies was married to the writer Margaret Forster from 1960[12] until her death in 2016. Their daughter Caitlin Davies is also an author. From 1963 they lived in the north London district of Dartmouth Park.[13][14]

During the summer months they lived in their second home near Loweswater in the Lake District.[15] It was sold in July 2016. His autobiography The Beatles, Football and Me was published in 2007.[2]

Selected works[edit]

Additional bibliography[edit]

  • The Other Half
  • The New London Spy (1966)
  • The Rise and Fall of Jake Sullivan
  • I Knew Daisy Smuten
  • A Very Loving Couple
  • Body Change
  • A Walk Along the Wall
  • George Stephenson
  • William Wordsworth
  • The Grades
  • Father's Day
  • A Walk Along the Tracks
  • Great Britain: A Celebration
  • Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat
  • Snotty Bumstead Collection
  • A Walk Around London's Parks
  • A Good Guide to the Lakes
  • The Joy of Stamps
  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Beatrix Potter's Lakeland
  • My Life in Football
  • In Search of Columbus
  • Striker
  • Hunting People
  • The Teller of Tales
  • Living on the Lottery
  • Born 1900: A Human History of the Twentieth Century – For Everyone Who Was There.[16]
  • Come on, Ossie! Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
  • Ossie the Millionaire Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
  • Ossie goes Supersonic Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
  • Book of British Lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hunter Davies". Qosfc.com. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Davies, Hunter (28 June 2007). The Beatles, Football and Me. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0755314034. 
  3. ^ Lennon Remembers: the Rolling Stone interviews. Penguin, 1972. ISBN 0-14-003581-8
  4. ^ The Creighton Report, sleeve notes
  5. ^ [1] Archived 20 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Davies, Hunter (17 April 2008). "Modern fitba, eh?". New Statesman. London. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Davies, Hunter (7 December 2007). "Confessions of a collector". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b12. 
  9. ^ "Sitemap overview | National Literacy Trust". Literacytrust.org.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Whitehead, Richard (10 November 2003). "Writes of passage". The Times. London. Retrieved 4 May 2010.  (subscription required)
  11. ^ "Scribes' elder statesman". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 3 January 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Armitstead, Claire (8 February 2016). "Margaret Forster, award-winning author, dies at 77". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  13. ^ McDonagh, Melanie (12 February 2016). "Hunter Davies: 'As long as I live she'll be with me'". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  14. ^ Davies, Hunter (9 November 2003). "Posher than Hampstead?". The Sunday Times (London).  (subscription required)
  15. ^ "A life in the day of Hunter Davies". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Above additional bibliographical list taken from a copy of Born 1900 published by Little Brown of London in 1998

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