Artemis Cooper

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The Hon. Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Beevor (born 22 April 1953) is a British writer known as Artemis Cooper.

Family Life[edit]

She is the only daughter of the second Viscount Norwich and his first wife, Anne (née Clifford), and a granddaughter of Lady Diana Cooper. She has a brother, the Hon. Jason Charles Duff Bede Cooper, and a half-sister, Allegra Huston, the only child of Lord Norwich and Enrica Soma Huston, the estranged wife of American film director John Huston.

In 1986, Artemis Cooper married fellow writer and historian Antony Beevor. The couple have two children, Nella and Adam.[1]

Books published[edit]

  • A Durable Fire: The Letters of Duff and Diana Cooper, 1913-1950 (editor) (Franklin Watts, 1984)
  • The Diana Cooper Scrapbook (Hamish Hamilton, 1987)
  • Cairo in the War, 1939-1945 (Hamish Hamilton, 1989; ISBN 0-241-12671-1)
  • Watching in the Dark: A Child's Fight for Life (John Murray, 1992; a memoir of her daughter's childhood illness)
  • Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David (Penguin Books Ltd, 2004; paperback ed.)
  • Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (Hamish Hamilton, 1994; Penguin Books, 2007; written with her husband, Antony Beevor)
    • Paris despues de la liberacion 1944-1949 (2004, Spanish translation)
  • Tango (Thames & Hudson, 1995; ed. Simon Collier, Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi, & Richard Martin)
  • Mr Wu and Mrs Stitch: The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper (editor)
  • Words of Mercury (John Murray, 2003; Patrick Leigh Fermor & Artemis Cooper; ISBN 0-7195-6106-X)
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (John Murray, 2012; ISBN 978-0-7195-5449-0)
  • The Broken Road (editor) (John Murray, 2013; ISBN 978-1-848547537)

Reception of Work[edit]

When her biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor appeared in 2012, it was serialised on BBC Radio 4. It was followed in September 2013 by The Broken Road, effectively the third volume of Leigh Fermor's memoir of his walking trip from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in the 1930s.[2]


  1. ^ Farndale, Nigel. "Antony Beevor: 'I deserved to fail history. I was bolshie...'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
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