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Handful of Summers

Handful of Summers

by Gordon Forbes
     
 

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A Handful of Summers is a cult classic. It's a delightfully uninhibited insider's account of tennis on the international circuit - both on and off the court - in the fifties and sixties, the glory days of Fred Perry, Roy Emerson, and Virginia Wade. Forbes begins with his childhood on a farm in South Africa, where he learned to play tennis on a gravel court. His

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A Handful of Summers is a cult classic. It's a delightfully uninhibited insider's account of tennis on the international circuit - both on and off the court - in the fifties and sixties, the glory days of Fred Perry, Roy Emerson, and Virginia Wade. Forbes begins with his childhood on a farm in South Africa, where he learned to play tennis on a gravel court. His game takes him to Europe, as a South Africa Davis Cup player, and finally to Wimbledon. Along the way he cavorts with extraordinary characters among the world-class players, and their tales, and his, shine throughout this memoir of irresistible wit and humility. (5 X 7 3/4, 352 pages)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558215672
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.77(d)

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