A Handful of Summers

A Handful of Summers

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A cult classic, from an era populated by the most colourful tennis players of all time, A Handful of Summers is an uninhibited account of adventures on the tennis circuits of the world. More about the hilarious escapades of players than the game itself, the book begins with a short series of vignettes from Forbes' childhood on a Cape farm, then takes the reader on a tennis tour - into locker rooms and restaurants, narrow streets and small hotels, and onwards to the lawns of Wimbledon and the caramel coloured clays of Roland Garros.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143527908
  • 9780143527909

About Gordon Forbes

Gordon Forbes himself played those same circuits, and still travels to Wimbledon and other tennis events, observing and writing. A player of international repute, he has managed to capture the irresistible charm of an era while telling the story of a young man striving to follow signposts on the winding roads of life.
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