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Calling the Shots

Sue Barker

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The instant Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards'A life of two wonderfully entertaining halves' Sunday TimesRewind to 1971, and Sue Barker's coach is sending his 15-year-old tennis protegee to a junior championship in France, alone, with a one-way ticket, telling her she'll have to win the money to pay for her return fare. Sue hides in the grounds of the hosting tennis club overnight, to avoid paying for a hotel. The next day, she walks onto court and smashes it. Five years later, and she's Britain's No 1.The same combination of grit, grace and talent took her to the top of live Sports TV. And now, after four decades on camera encouraging other legends to share their stories, she is telling her own.Going all in for her once-only autobiography, Sue takes us inside the showbizzy world of 70s and early 80s tennis. She reveals the battles she fought for hard-won success in two careers and gives us a ringside seat on the nation's biggest sporting dramas, and a fascinating insider's understanding of competitors under pressure.This is the remarkable life story of a tennis champion, an award-winning broadcaster who has brought sporting history into our living rooms for decades, and a trail-blazing woman who has always called the shots.

Ebury Publishing
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240mm x 162mm x 32mm
Autobiography: sport

RRP: £20

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781529149036

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