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Caitlin Davies

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I'm a writer, teacher and journalist, the author of six novels and six non-fiction books. Many of my early books were inspired by the 12 years I spent in Botswana, where I worked as a teacher, award winning journalist and newspaper editor. My more recent books draw on the stories and history of London. These include The Ghost of Lily Painter, based on the true story of two Edwardian baby farmers, and Family Likeness, inspired in part by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle ‘Britain’s first black aristocrat’.
Many of my books have a swimming theme, such as Taking the Waters, about the bathing ponds and lido on Hampstead Heath, and Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames, which led to the first swimming showcase at the
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The Ghost of Lily Painter

3.64 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Place of Reeds

3.71 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Bad Girls: A History of Reb...

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Family Likeness

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Black Mulberries

3.38 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Friends Like Us

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Camden Lock and the Market

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