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The Hon. Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper, known as Artemis Cooper, is the daughter of John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich, the historian, and his first wife, Anne Clifford. She is a granddaughter of the famous society figure Lady Diana Cooper and her husband Alfred Duff Cooper, the politician and diplomat  In 1986, Artemis Cooper married fellow writer and historian Antony Beevor, with whom she has two children. Her books include The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with Antony Beevor); Watching in the Dark: A Child's Fight for Life; and Cairo in the War, 1939-1945. She also edited The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper and The Letters of Duff and Diana Cooper, 1913-1950. In 2012, she published the biography of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, whom she knew from childhood.
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