Nicholas Davies (journalist)

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Nicholas Davies
Occupation Journalist, writer
Nationality British
Period 1961-present
Genre Journalism, Biography
Notable works Diana : a princess and her troubled marriage (1992)
Death of a Tycoon (1993)
Dead Men Talking (2003)

Nicholas Davies, also known as Nick Davies, is a journalist and author, formerly foreign editor of the Daily Mirror.

Career

Davies began his career with the Birmingham Post and Mail, and joined Mirror Group Newspapers in 1961 as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter. He served as foreign editor of the Daily Mirror for 14 years[1] until he was sacked by Maxwell in 1991[2] at the age of 52.[3] Davies later went on to publish stories of working with Maxwell,[4] as well as books about the British Royal Family and Northern Ireland.

Davies was first in the mass media to identify the victim of the 2007 royal blackmail plot, despite a court order preventing naming in the UK.[5][6] He wrote a book on Maxwell entitled Death of a Tycoon: An Insider's Account of the Rise and Fall of Robert Maxwell.

In a 1992 article for The Washington Post, Christopher Hitchens describes Davies as a "polo-playing friend of Prince Charles". He did have a close friendship with Diana, Princess of Wales.[7]

Personal life

From 1982 to 1991, he was married to the Australian actress Janet Fielding, best known for playing the Fourth and Fifth Doctor's companion Tegan Jovanka in Doctor Who.[8]

Bibliography

  • The unknown Maxwell : his astonishing secret lives revealed by his aide and close companion (1992), Sidgwick & Jackson.
  • Death of a Tycoon (1992), ISBN 978-0-312-09249-8
  • Diana : a princess and her troubled marriage (1992), Birch Lane Press, ISBN 1-55972-156-1
  • Queen Elizabeth II (1994)
  • Roll of the dice (1996), Darius Guppy with Nicholas Davies
  • Dead men talking (2003)
  • Diana : the Killing of a Princess (2006)

Fifty Dead Men Walking - 1997 Ten-Thirty-Three -1999

References

  1. Davies, Nick (1993). Death of a tycoon. St Martins Press. p. 346. ISBN 978-0-312-09249-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. David Sharrock and Georgina Henry (6 November 1991). "Maxwell's body found in sea". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. William Tuohy (October 25, 1991). "'Mirrorgate': A Press Empire Strikes Back - Scandal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Sandra Barwick (25 October 1994). "The beast and his beauties". The Independent. Retrieved 29 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Julia May (1 November 2007). "Queen's nephew 'victim' of blackmail". The Age. Retrieved 29 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "'Sex and drugs' blackmail plot royal: I'm innocent". Mail Online. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Hitchens, Christopher (1993). For the sake of argument. Verso. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-86091-435-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Thomas, Gordon; Martin Dillon (2003). The assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's superspy. London: Robson Books. pp. 127–129. ISBN 1-86105-642-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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