Author Details: Hunter Davies

A case for cruise control

I always thought cruising was for old people, so naturally I was never interested, not being old. And never will be. It’s only other people who are old such as, well, older people. We did go on the QE2 to New York many years ago, back in 1976, American bicentenary year. I remember the year […]

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The joys of being a couch potato

I don’t remember the l948 Olympics, though I was 12 at the time, alive and kicking. Probably out in the street playing football in bare feet, kicking an old sock. Oh, but we were happy then. So were the Olympians, even though no new venues were built for them, no Olympic village or any special […]

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Remembering a right royal childhood

I have no memory of the king having a stutter. He was just an old posh English bloke speaking very slowly We go back a long way, me and the royal family. Can you believe I have lived through four reigns? I tell my grandchildren this and they think it’s a fib, for of course […]

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Who needs to be first at everything?

I have an iPhone. Pause for wild applause. I knew you would be impressed. I have yet to take it out of the house, but yes, I have one. It does email. So I am told. It’s lying there like a small black coffin as I wonder if I will ever get the hang of […]

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Senior moment

I have four grandchildren – two bigs and two smalls. The olders are Amelia and Ruby, aged 12, while the youngers are Amarisse, four, and Sienna, three. God, I hope I have got their ages right or I will be for it. My wife knows the age and birthday of every member of the Royal […]

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Senior moment

I made a vow many years ago never to discuss my health with people younger than me. They don’t want to know. Why should they? It’s boring, dreary, unsettling. You can see them thinking, “He’s old, what does he expect . . .” I remember thinking the same when I was young, which of course […]

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Hunter Davies

Senior moment When my wife was pregnant with our first child, back in – can’t have been that long ago, impossible, seems like yesterday, let me think, using both hands – back in l964, I got a call from the Royal Free Hospital to ask if I would like to come along to something brand […]

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