About this book
For most, Fred Perry is more well-known for leisurewear than his tennis exploits, but as Wimbledon returns, Henderson reminds us that he was also Britain's greatest tennis player, winning Wimbledon three times in the 1930s. From an unprivileged background, he was never fully accepted by the establishment, even more so when he applied for US citizenship, and he led a vigorous private life on both sides of the Atlantic, counting among his friends Errol Flynn and Marlene Dietrich.
Wimbledon champion three times in the 1930s, Fred Perry is the finest tennis player that Britain has ever produced. From Hollywood to Florida, Perry led a scandalous private life. Through extensive research and revealing interviews, the author tells the story of this remarkable man.