- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Healing 1
Her parents are Margaret Forster and Hunter Davies, both well-known writers. Caitlin's father wrote regularly about her and her brother Jake and sister Flora in a weekly Punch magazine column which ran in the 1970s, giving a broad insight into their upbringing.
Although born in England, Davies has been associated with Botswana since 1990 when she met her husband, Ron, while studying for a Masters in English at Clark University, USA. Relocating to Botswana and working as a teacher, and then a freelance journalist, she wrote the novel Jamestown Blues and the historical work The Return of El Negro. The victim of a brutal assault and rape, she was active in research concerning domestic violence in Botswana.
She returned to England with her daughter after divorcing her husband and published a memoir about her experiences, called Place of Reeds; her novel Black Mulberries was published in 2008. Her novel, Friends Like Us was published in September 2009. In 2011 she published a fictionalised account of two Edwardian baby farmers, who were hanged at Holloway Prison in 1903: The Ghost of Lily Painter.
She also wrote an illustrated non-fiction book on the bathing ponds and lido on Hampstead Heath, with photographer Ruth Corney. She also writes education and careers features for The Independent newspaper.