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  - Jeanne - Goodreads

This memoir is an interesting look into the early history and spirit of the game of tennis -- before it was all money and fame. Very refreshing. The personal antedotes were fun, but the endless lists ... Read full review

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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