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Fiona Petherham works in conjunction with Michael Sissons, (see his separate AH profile here). Michael Sissons has had one of the most illustrious careers in the agenting world, and his client list is a roll-call of the great and the good of politics, defence, the arts, literature and more.

It’s not clear from the PFD website if Fiona Petherham takes on clients in her own right – we assume not – and Michael Sissons himself is highly unlikely to take on new clients direct from the slushpile at this stage in his career. In short, if you want to make a submission to an agent at PFD, we’d suggest you consider some of the firm’s other fine agents.

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PFD The Peters Fraser and Dunlop Group
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Short biography:

Fiona Petheram has worked with Michael Sissons and his authors for over twenty years. There is very limited information about this agent in the public domain.

Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Memoir and autobiography, History, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
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How to make a submission:
Stgandard agency submission.
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Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
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The following names represent a join client list which is co-represented by Michael Sissons and Fiona Petheram: Neal Ascherson, Rt Hon Lord Ashdown, Louise Bagshawe, Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Professor Christopher Bellamy, Alex Chance, Terry Coleman, Miriam Cooke, Dr Christopher Duffy, David Faber, Professor M.R.D. Foot, Ilana Fox, General Sir David Fraser, David Gentleman, Rt Hon William Hague, Ffion Hague, Professor Sir Peter Hall, Phil Hardy, Max Hastings, David Heathcoat-Amory, Philip Hook, Sir Alistair Horne, Sandra Howard, Professor Henry Kamen, Martin Langfield, Tony Lewis, Fiona MacCarthy, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Professor David McLellan, Russell Miller, Nicholas Mosley, Michael Nicholson, Philip Norman, Sir Tim Rice, Rt Hon Lord Healey of Riddlesden, Professor Simon Schama, Peter Sissons, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Patrick Tilley, Ion Trewin, Michael Waterhouse, Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell, Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner, General Sir John Wilsey.
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Agents of: PFD The Peters Fraser and Dunlop Group

Agency details

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Office address:
34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA
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Phone number:
020 7344 1000
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Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please submit the first three chapters of your book in hard copy with a synopsis of the whole and a very brief CV about your writing career. Double spacing and one side only. Please be aware that we don't acknowledge receipt of submissions. We'd rather spend our time reading them. Also it's important that you include a stamped, self addressed envelope so that we can respond to you. If you want us to return your manuscript, make sure the postage is enough to cover the return.
More info on this agency:
Peters Fraser & Dunlop is one of the longest-established literary and talent agencies in London. We are proud to represent authors, journalists, broadcasters, speakers and estates with specialist expertise in the fields of literature, film, television and radio, public speaking, digital platforms and journalism.
Average response time:
8 days
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