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An Adventure – Artemis Cooper’s biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor now available for pre-order

June 1, 2012

The biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor, entitled “An Adventure” by Artemis Cooper and published by John Murray is now available for pre-order at Amazon. It should be available on 11 October 2o12.

I respect the comments of those who recently said that I should not link to Amazon for a range of reasons and not just because of the potential impact to independent booksellers. I could link to other places but how does one choose? Also Amazon is very convenient for some people.

If you are a bookseller and wish to promote your site/shop I would be very happy if you added a comment here. Readers could then make a choice about order location.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Alun permalink
    June 1, 2012 7:25 am

    Crikey – after the years that Artemis has been researching and writing this biography she deserves to sell as many as possible to a wide a readership as possible. In Wales we have few really independent bookshops, and if she relied on them for retail selling the numbers sold would be very disappointing. The residents of the vast expanse of rural Wales rely on Amazon and why not?
    Can’t wait to read it.

    • December 9, 2012 10:21 pm

      But we do have some Alun. Try Castle Books, newly opened in Beaumaris, Ynys Mon. New and out-of-print, English and Cymraeg. Visit me on It was a massive thrill to be in Chania, Crete, in February this year and see the famous photo of Moss, Leigh-Fermor and Kreipe with all the press cuttings in the wonderful museum there. Worth the trip.

  2. Dan permalink
    June 1, 2012 11:27 am

    Thank you for posting. VERY excited about
    this bio of Paddy. Is it available at the same
    In the US as well?

    • proverbs6to10 permalink*
      June 1, 2012 11:48 am

      Dan – I will find out from John Murray in due course and update you all.


  3. Marie Moss permalink
    June 24, 2012 1:13 pm

    Artemis Cooper will be discussing her biograpthy of Patrick Leigh Fermor at the Knutsford Lit Fest 7 30pm Monday 15th October and will be signing copies of her book.Consult in September for details

  4. Filuzi permalink
    October 8, 2012 10:59 am

    I am a bit surprised that in the UK the biography seems not yet to be available. I ordered it last week on the German Amazon website (I am sorry- independent booksellers that have a broad range of English books do not exist here) and I am reading it right now. What a treat. Getting all the many informations in a logical order is one big basic help. The political and historical background information that so often is missing in Paddy’s own writing adds more flavor. And best is that Paddy changes from being a legend to being real.


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