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Lloyd on Lloyd Hardcover – June, 1986

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The darling of U.S. tennis fans from her first appearance in the big time at age 16 in 1971, Chris Evert ruled the women's tennis game throughout the '70s, a relentless machine determined to win. By contrast, Britisher John Lloyd is an enormously gifted athlete who is lackadaisical about his game and quickly becomes discouraged; he has never ranked higher than 24th in the world. After the breakup of her engagement to Jimmy Connors, Evert married Lloyd. Because of their vastly different temperaments, their marriage has been rocky and involved a lengthy separation, then a reconciliation. Thatcher, the prime minister's daugher, is clearly more interested in the couple's romance than in tennis, and she approaches their story like a fan magazine feature-cum-soap operaboy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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After reading this book it is obvious that Chris Lloyd is a great athlete and a remarkable woman. The book chronicles the Lloyds' 12 years on the world tennis circuit and demystifies their glamorous world by describing the tensions that surround their two-career tennis marriage. The Lloyds have overcome many problems caused by the demands of international travel, rigorous training, scrutiny by the press, and expectations of winning. Thatcher tactfully handles individual reflections on their separation in 1984 and the reconciliation six months later. Libraries owning Chrissie: my own story ( LJ 8/82) should buy this too, and libraries not owning it should purchase both. Dennis J. Phillips, Allentown Campus Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ., Fogelsville
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1st American ed edition (June 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825303745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825303746
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,890,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book give you a small look at chris evert at her best. She reveals the pain and glory of her career. What makes this book so great was that through all her ups and downs of her career she has maintain her feminity with grace and charm.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Woodard on April 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Through all her trials and tribulation chris has always emerged as winner. One quote which sums up chris evert career Wimbledon quote "IF YOU CAN FACE TRIUMP AND DISASTER AND TREAT THOSE TWO IMPOSTERS JUST THE SAME THEN YOU ARE A CHAMPION" chris evert face should be engraved in these words.... Thanks, Chris for the Memories
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