Duff Hart-Davis

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Peter Duff Hart-Davis (born 3 June 1936),[1] generally known as Duff Hart-Davis, attended Eton College, is a British biographer, naturalist and journalist, who writes for The Independent newspaper. He is married to Phyllida Barstow and has one son and one daughter, the journalist Alice Hart-Davis. He lives at Owlpen, in Gloucestershire.

He is the eldest son of the publisher Rupert Hart-Davis and the brother of television broadcaster and author Adam Hart-Davis and Bridget, the dowager Lady Silsoe. His biography of his godfather, the adventurer and writer Peter Fleming, entitled Peter Fleming: A Biography, was published in 1974.




As editor[edit]

  • End of an era : letters and journals of Sir Alan Lascelles, 1887–1920 (1986) ISBN 0-241-11960-X
  • In Royal Service: Letters and Journals of Sir Alan Lascelles, Vol. 2, 1920–36 (1989)
  • Eileen Soper's Book of Badgers (1992)
  • Pavilions of Splendour: An Architectural History of Lord's (2004)
  • King's Counsellor Abdication and War: the Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles (2006)


  1. ^ Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2001.
  2. ^ From a copy of book published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1990 with ISBN 0-340-52526-6

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