George Christopher Davies (1849 - 1922) - Author Collection
George Christopher Davies was a Clerk of the Peace, Clerk of the Norfork County Council, and conservator of fisheries for Norfolk and Suffolk. He "discovered" the Norfolk Broads as a recreation area and his books on the area made them known to the general public. His work as a local government official helped to preserve the Broads culminating in an act of Parliament (1888). In all, he wrote about fifteen books on fishing, sailing, and outdoor recreations. Davies wrote one novel, The Golden Shaft (1875), an autobiographical novel about a sportsman and novelist.