A Handful of Summers

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jul 1, 2008 - 288 pages
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Gordon Forbes travelled the world with his racquet during the last days of amateur tennis in the late-1950s and early-1960s. In this book, he gives an account of his travels with his long-time tennis partner Abe Segal, and tells of the riotous characters who populated the amateur tennis world.

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User Review  - asktheages - LibraryThing

I have to say, I've read this one twice now and I don't quite get the hype over it. It's often considered one of, if not THE, best tennis books ever written, but I didn't like it as much as I expected ... Read full review

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User Review  - stellarexplorer - LibraryThing

A colorful and amusing glimpse into the tennis circuit in the 1950s and 60s. An autobiographical account by a writer who is a natural. Interesting, comic and vivid. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gordon Forbes played tennis for the South African Davis Cup team in the 50s and early 60s and returned to the circuit as a writer and observer.

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