It's love at first sight when young Aussie tennis player, Susan Alexander meets charming Pedro Rivera de Flores at the salubrious Chamartin Tennis Club in Madrid. But love doesn't run smoothly after a hasty marriage, cultural differences emerge and Pedro's mysterious past collides.
Young Australian tennis player, Susan Alexander is anxious to escape from the memory of a 'love affair' with her tennis coach when she was 11, limited work options, her thwarted dreams of being an actress, over-protective parents, a restrictive lifestyle and early marriage. When her father suggests she go overseas for a year to pay tennis before settling down with her farmer/fiance, Susan, a top junior player, packs her bags.
The book follows Susan's journey from Narrabeen, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, to playing on the centre court at Wimbledon, in exotic locations - St Moritz, Monte Carlo and Casa Blanca, behind the Iron Curtain in Yugoslavia and Rumania, totally oblivious of the dictators Tito, Ceausescu as she is of Franco in Spain. Relishing her freedom in Europe, Susan is not a run of the mill tennis player - she smokes, loves red wine, falls in love regularly, has many adventures, unusual encounters and numerous pitfalls.
Unable to afford to go back and forward to Austalia,and not wanting to spend the winter months in cold, dark and wet London behind a typewriter, Susan impulsively heads for Spain. She is immediately captivated by Spain, the Spanish lifestyle and before too long a handsome Spaniard.
|Publisher:||Susan Joy Alexander|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
Susan started playing tennis at 7, won her first tournament at 11 and went on to win many Junior tournaments and long weekend country tournaments during her teenage years.
Between 1967 and 1973 Susan played in Wimbledon twice and won over 30 singles championships and 25 doubles titles in Europe and England. From 1971 - 1973 Sue coached the top Junior girls in Madrid. In 1983 while in Atlanta she gave free tennis clinics to African American children.
In 1975 Sue began working in real estate. Ten years later she started her own business, Sue Alexander Real Estate Pty Ltd, in the back room of her home. The business steadily grew and by the time Sue sold the property management side of the agency in 2006 she was employing nine staff.