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Game, Set and Deadline: A Tennis Odyssey (SIGNED)

Bellamy, Rex

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ISBN 10: 0434980900 / ISBN 13: 9780434980901
Published by Kingswood (Heinemann); London, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER-- dark green cloth w/ intact gilt on spine-- in FINE Condition in NEAR FINE unclipped Dustjacket showing some minor edge wear. INSCRIBED on half-title: "With best wishes to Jack, from Rex Bellamy," otherwise INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright. The tennis reporter for the Times of London for almost 30 years, some think that Bellamy produced maybe the best tennis prose ever, apart from real poets like Musil or Kästner or Nabokov. Quite rare in a signed copy in any form. Suitable for gifting or collection. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory # 509904

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Title: Game, Set and Deadline: A Tennis Odyssey (...

Publisher: Kingswood (Heinemann); London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From Publishers Weekly:

Tennis reporter for the Times of London for almost 30 years, Bellamy looks at his coverage of the French, British and U.S. Opens since 1960 and proves himself one of the best sportswriters of our time. His greatest affection is clearly the tennis played at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, since he feels the sport as a sport reaches its apogee there. He enjoys the ambience of Wimbledon, but finds the grass courts a negative feature. He detests New York City, tolerates Forest Hills but has little kind to say about Flushing Meadows. His writing displays a wonderful talent for simile and metaphor: "Sadri was a classical artist in the alien environment of a jazz club"; "Becker drank deeply from the wine of experience, which leaves an after-taste of wisdom." This 165-page book, however, is overpriced. Photos.
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