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Tennis

From his new collection of non-fiction (1986-2016), Martin Amis recalls some great hitters during his tennis playing days, and why eventually he gave up the beautiful game.

Martin Amis is one of the most celebrated authors of modern times. A new collection rounds up his non-fiction pieces from 1986 to 2016, and this week five compelling topics are aired.

TENNIS.. the author has always been drawn to the game: as a player and it also appears in his fiction and journalism. In two accounts he first speculates on the 'tennis monster' - a body and mind made up of the greatest competitors. Then comes the moment he has to give up 'the beautiful game'.

Reader Bill Nighy

Producer Duncan Minshull.

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Oct 2017 00:30

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