Author Archives: caitlin davies

Favourite Children’s Book

The Royal Literary Fund’s ‘In Focus’ presents short films featuring RLF writers. In the latest film, we respond to the … read more

The Man Fish – Harry Gurr

Harry Gurr, champion swimmer of England in the 1860s, was also known as the Man Fish and was famous for … read more

Inside Holloway

Channel 5 have re run their Inside Holloway documentary that first aired in 2014, in which I talk about the … read more

Rebellious Women

Warwick Globalist has run a review of Bad Girls, by Arts & Culture editor Isaac Little. ‘A compelling and … read more

#MuseumsUnlocked

A lockdown project on museums and heritage focused on Swimming: Images and Places, including two features on Thames swimming, drawn … read more

Writer’s Block

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows explore topics around writing. I attempt … read more

A History of Holloway

 

Reclaim Holloway is a coalition fighting for a Women’s Building to be built on the site of the former … read more

Speedo’s patronising swimsuit guide

The BBC have covered a recent discussion on Twitter, which responded angrily to Speedo’s new ‘swimsuit guide’ for women. Swimming … read more

Marketing & Me

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows explore topics around writing. Here I … read more

The Ponds nominated for National Film Awards

 

The Ponds has been nominated for Best Documentary at the annual National Film Awards UK. The awards will … read more

London’s Famous Baths

The Hornsey Road Baths in Islington were once famed for hosting swimming superstars, including the Beckwith family who inspired Daisy read more

RLF Podcast

I attempted to interview dad for the Royal Literary Fund Podcast, discussing how publishing has changed since his first books … read more

Swimmers Return to Natural Water

The Guardian has run a feature on the rise of chemical-free pools, with a mention of Downstream and the Victorian … read more

Suffolk Book League

February 19th, 2020

The suffragettes of Holloway Prison, Suffolk Book League, Ipswich. 7.30pm, the Ipswich Institute, IP1 3A.… read more

Suffolk University Workshop

February 19th, 2020

Historical fiction workshop based on Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World, plus discussion on pathways … read more

Arvon non-fiction retreat

November 18th, 2019

I’ll be teaching on Arvon’s non-fiction tutored retreat from November 18th to the 23rd at the Hurst, … read more

The Ponds shortlisted for documentary award

 

The Ponds has been shortlisted as Documentary Film Release of the Year in this year’s Screen Awards. Congratulations to … read more

‘Favourite Book in Translation’

The Royal Literary Fund’s ‘In Focus’ presents short films featuring RLF writers. In the latest film, we respond to the … read more

Society of Authors Grant

I’m thrilled to have received a grant from the Authors’ Foundation, administrated by the Society of Authors. The grants are … read more

Bad Girls large print edition

A large print edition of Bad Girls has been published by W.F Howes, under the Clipper Large Print imprint.… read more

‘Why I Write’

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund writers explore topics around writing. Here I … read more

World This Weekend: Thames swimming

Today’s The World This Weekend on BBC Radio4 focused on climate change, and included a segment on the clean up … read more

Islington History Society

October 16th, 2019

An illustrated talk on political prisoners at Holloway. Islington Town Hall, London, 7.30pm… read more

Warwick Words History Festival

 

October 2nd, 2019

Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, 10.30am

I’ll be talking about Bad Girls and the history … read more

Botswana Women Write

I’m thrilled that an extract from Place of Reeds has been included in Botswana Women Write, an anthology of … read more

Waterlog remembered

It’s twenty years since Roger Deakin’s Waterlog was published, here Ashley Norris writes about the book’s legacy for iNewsread more

Archway with Words

On September 14th, I’ll be joining Carl Cattermole and Erika Flowers at the opening event of this year’s Archway … read more

Downstream a top ten Thames book

The Guardian has published a list of the ‘top ten books about the River Thames’, compiled by Caroline Crampton, author … read more

Holloway Women’s Building

Three years after the closure of Holloway Prison, Peabody (who now own the site) say they are committed to a … read more

Jailed for Protesting a Film

In 1952 Pat Seares, a ‘housewife from London’, was jailed at Holloway Prison because she’d shouted protests after a showing … read more