A handful of summers by Gordon Forbes

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Published by Mayflower Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • South Africa

Subjects:

  • Forbes, Gordon, 1934-,
  • Tennis players -- South Africa -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementGordon Forbes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV994.F67 A34 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4732894M
ISBN 10083174362X
LC Control Number78021618
OCLC/WorldCa4494219

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