The People's Wimbledon Memories & Memorabilia from the Lawn Tennis Championships

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The People’s Wimbledon brings you the magic of SW19 in words and pictures. Take a trip down memory lane as you rekindle memories of colourful characters, breathtaking matches, intense rivalries and rare upsets from days gone by. Relive the exploits of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, plus Steffi Graf, Rod Laver, Billie Jean King, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad and Maria Bueno. You’ll also learn about the history of Wimbledon from the first championship in 1877 through to the modern day. The book combines hundreds of stunning illustrations – including tennis memorabilia and rare archival photos – with memories and anecdotes from players, journalists, broadcasters and fans to tell the Wimbledon story from a fresh new angle. Whether you travel to SW19 or spend two weeks each summer glued to your TV set, The People’s Wimbledon is a ‘must’ if you’ve been bitten by the Wimbledon bug.

 

  • Author: Richard Jones
  • Splendid large-format, full-colour tome telling the story of the Championships, from the Victorian era to the 21st century, seen through the eyes of people who were there
  • Filled with reminiscences and anecdotes from players, writers, broadcasters, officials and fans • Hundreds of eye-catching illustrations – including cartoons and photographs from the Wimbledon Museum
  • Comprehensive guide to Wimbledon tennis memorabilia, including books, films, posters, tickets and ephemera
  • Foreword by author and historian Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club
  • Publicity campaign planned including radio, newspapers, websites, podcasts and magazines
  • Format: 280mm x 240mm
  • Extent: 304 pages
  • Product code: 9781785316357