Cumbria Life has hired two new columnists: journalist and biographer Hunter Davies, and TV chef Dave Myers from The Hairy Bikers.
The two Cumbrians make their debut in the latest April/May issue of the county’s bimonthly lifestyle magazine, published by CN Magazines.
Davies currently writes for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the New Statesman, and is the author and ghostwriter of a number of books including autobiographies of Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney. He was raised in Carlisle and lives half of the year at Loweswater near Cockermouth.
Davies says: ‘Is there a better life than Cumbria life? Course not. That’s why I’m so pleased to join in.”
Hairy Biker Myers was born in Barrow-in-Furness in south Cumbria, and after a career as a prosthetic make-up artist for the BBC, found fame in The Hairy Bikers TV food series. He lives at Roa Island, just outside Barrow.
CN Magazines editor Richard Eccles, who took up the post in November last year from his deputy-editor role in Carlisle at The Cumberland News and the News & Star, said: ‘I’m really pleased that such an accomplished writer and journalist as Hunter is joining us.
‘He will bring a real touch of class to the magazine and is Cumbrian through and through.
‘Dave Myers is another great addition. He has a unique style and humour and is passionate about all things Cumbrian – not just our wonderful food, and he will really liven up our pages.”