Thursday, 6 January 2011
Great Tennis Novels
Now, I have to admit that titles didn't exactly come flooding to mind. In fact the group of friends I happened to be with, several of whom belong to the same reading group as I do, racked their brains for a good hour but could only come up with Lionel Shriver's Double Fault, which had not been a universal favourite, and Stephen Fry's The Star's Tennis Balls, which we weren't sure was necessarily referring to the sort that bounce!!! There are novels like A Room with a View and The Thirty-Nine Steps where a game of tennis plays a very peripheral role and I wouldn't mind leading a discussion on either of those, but I'm not certain that they would be deemed relevant enough.
So, a plea for assistance. Are there obvious books out there that I'm missing? Are you all yelling "What about......?" Or is this something that the gallery education team has not thought through properly and an idea that is really going to be a non-starter?
Posted by Ann at 17:29