Biography & Memoir
Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and highly acclaimed travel writer. He died in 2011 and Artemis Cooper draws on years of interviews with him and his friends and full access to his archives to portray a man of extraordinary gifts who inspired passionate friendship.
Fermor’s war exploits in Crete are legendary, but he is also widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times. He is particularly known for his books about his pre-war walk across Europe, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.
Cooper is author of a number of books including Cairo in the War, 1939-1945 and Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorised Biography of Elizabeth David. She is working on the unfinished manuscript of the third volume of Fermor’s memoir of his 1930s walking trip from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul, which will be published in 2013.