Gordon Forbes A Handful of Summers

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A Handful of Summers

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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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A classic memoir, 'A Handful of Summers' is the hilarious account of the tennis travels of South African doubles partnership George Forbes and Abe Segal, and of the riotous characters who populated the amateur tennis world in the 50s and 60s as it stumbled towards professionalism. Full of superb anecdotes, bursting with vitality and humour, and written with unflagging zest and panache, it is a unique dressing-room view of the tennis world.

'A riotously extroverted memoir. I can't get out of my mind some of the funny series that Mr Forbes paints'
CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT 'New York Times'

'Mesmerising, the most jingly-jangly hilarious sporting memoir that can ever have been written'
GUARDIAN

'If you want to know what it is like to play on the tour, read 'A Handful of Summers'‘
ROD LAVER

'Forbes spares few, least of all himself, in this honest, at times hilarious, at times almost whimsical, account of the weird and wonderful world of the tennis star'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Rollicking, outrageous, raucous and riveting – I laughed my head off'
SUNDAY EXPRESS

About the Author:

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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