The Stars' Tennis Balls

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Arrow, 2001 - Revenge - 484 pages
For Ned, 1980 seems a blissful year. Handsome, charming, popular and talented, his life is progressing smoothly, effortlessly, happily. And when he meets the lovely Portia Fendeman his personal jigsaw appears complete. But timing is everything in life, and his life is about to change for ever. Things are going to get very bad indeed for innocent young Ned. A promise made to a dying teacher and a spiteful trick played by fellow pupils will rocket Ned from cricket captain to solitary confinement, from head boy to hell. When Ned emerges he is a man bent on just one thing - revenge; and revenge is a dish he plans to savour and serve to those who conspired against him. Part love story, part thriller, a gloriously rich mix that only Stephen Fry can dish up to us, The Stars' Tennis Balls will leave you happy and replete.

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

This is basically an updated version of The Count of Monte Cristo, a book which I love. It's funny, I am perfectly happy to cheer on Dantes's revenge in that book, but when it's translated to modern ... Read full review

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I'm finding it hard to pin down this book. It seems like it is trying to be quite a few things, and while it doesn't directly fail at being any of them, it struggles in getting there with all of them ... Read full review

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