Autobiography of the Year | Shortlisted

Dear John

by John Lloyd with Phil Jones

John Lloyd was the poster boy of British tennis – a former British number one, Grand Slam finalist, Wimbledon mixed-doubles champion and Davis Cup captain.

Told with humour and honesty, John’s autobiography is filled with intimate insight and captivating tales of Hollywood celebrities, tennis icons, broadcasting greats and loves lost – from his marriage to the legendary Chris Evert and dealings with Donald Trump to his sobering battle with cancer and drug addiction at the heart of his family. As the story unfolds, the John of today sends letters of advice to his former self in a yearnful act of ‘if I only knew then what I know now’. What we now know for certain is that John Lloyd has lived an extraordinary life.

Dear John - FC
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