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Anyone for Tennis?: The Telegraph Book of Wimbledo&hellip by Martin Smith
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As a tennis nut, I was drawn to this book by the the idea of having a chronicle of 130 years of Wimbledon, but also as an admirer of the work of Sebastian Faulks, whose name leapt out of the varied list of contributors. I wasn't disappointed. Faulks' piece from a trip down to London SW19 is from his pre-novelist days as a Telgraph hack in 1985, and it oozes wit, style and authority. There is more fine writing, notably by Michael Parkinson and Paul Hayward (on the arrival of Roger Federer). The journalistic efforts of of Boris Becker, Bill-Jean King, Chris Evert, John McEnroe and Fred Perry are also intriguing. Breaking up the flow of reports and profiles are letters to the editor, both… Read more