The Reading Life of Judy Murray

Judy Murray author of Knowing the Score
Category: Reading

We were delighted to interview the incredible Judy Murray OBE at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival. Judy is appearing at three events during Book Week Scotland 2017 (27 Nov-3 Dec) in Fife, Glasgow and East Lothian so we were desperate to ask her about her favourite books and genres.

Judy Murray's new memoir, Knowing the Score, is an inspiring story of family, ambition and sport against all the odds from the woman who revolutionised British tennis.

Most people might know Judy as the ever-present voice in Andy Murray's box during Wimbledon and other major tournaments. However, she has 64 national titles to her own name and become the first-ever Scottish national coach in 1995. She also set the ball rolling for the Scottish Development school programme which has produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed cup player, including, of course, her Grand-Slam-winning sons Andy and Jamie. 

This all-round superwoman is an incredible force of nature rising from wet Dunblane courts to sun-drenched days at Wimbledon. Her memoir charts this rise and the desperate finances she faced as a parent of two, not to mention the entrenched sexism she faced from tennis's governing bodies. 

Find out more about Judy's favourite books, and Andy and Jamie's favourite childhood books, as children in our interview...  

 

Book now to see Judy Murray at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Tues 28 Nov 2017, 18:30-19:30 (£9)

Book now to see Judy Murray at The Brunton, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Weds 29 Nov 2017, 19:00 (£10)

Book now to see Judy Murray at The Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly, Fife, Thurs 30 Nov 2017, 19:00 (£7)

 

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