By J. C.
While reading Artemis Cooper's biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor last weekend, we learned that in the early 1950s he interrupted work on his "Greek book" (which became Mani), to translate two novellas by Colette: Chambre d'hôtel and Julie de Carneilhan, published in one volume as Chance Acquaintances (Secker, 1952). Wouldn't it be fun to read them, we thought . . . .