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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)
... the best book by a tennis professional. -- The New York Times Book Review, George Plimpton
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Book Description Penguin South Africa, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. wraps are shelf rubbed and a bit creased. light marks. small tear on page 91 that does not affect text. well bound. fairly good copy.[SK]. Seller Inventory # 85iv
Book Description Penguin South Africa, 2010. Softcover. Condition: Good. 323 pages (complete). Wraps edge worn and marked. Mild tanning, minor markings. However, it is still in good condition, tightly bound and intact. MK. Seller Inventory # 81iv
Book Description Penguin Books, 2010. Softcover. Condition: Good. 323 pages (complete). Wraps a bit edge worn and marked. A bit cocked. Mild tanning, minor markings. However, it is still in good condition, tightly bound and intact. MK. Seller Inventory # 80iv