Paddy Ashdown

Jan 13, 2019

Our client Paddy Ashdown sadly died just before Christmas.  He was represented by Michael Sissons with whom he enjoyed a great friendship as well as a long professional relationship. Paddy wrote nine books, including two volumes of Diaries, a book on peace keeping, a best-selling memoir and three historical narratives based around special forces and the French Resistance in World War Two.

His latest book Nein! Standing up to Hitler was published by HarperCollins in October 2018. He was 2/3rds of the way through a new book on the wartime exploits of the SBS. It is a tragedy that his death has prevented him from completing this history of the service that played such a key part in his extraordinary life. He was always a complete pleasure to work with, endlessly enthusiastic, committed and courteous, and will be much missed.