Fred Perry

Subtitle:
British Tennis Legend
By:
Kevin Jefferys
Price:
£16.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785312908
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
224

Description

In this informative biography of Britain's most successful tennis player, historian Kevin Jefferys brings to life Fred Perry's strong personality and casts fresh light on why - despite his status as world number one in the 1930s - full acceptance of Perry among the British tennis authorities remained elusive until long after he retired.

About the author

Kevin Jefferys, formerly history professor at Plymouth University, is the author of a dozen books including Anthony Crosland, Finest and Darkest Hours and Politics and the People. In recent years he has published widely on aspects of sports history, including articles on British and world tennis. His work Sport and Politics in Modern Britain: The Road to 2012 was winner of the 2013 Lord Aberdare book prize.

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