Backhander In The Rye

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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So it turns out that Tim Henman had more than just the entire population of England shouting for him...

Step forward none other than JD Salinger(a year dead today) whom has been revealed as a whopper loving Tim Henman fan..

The Guardian reports

The letters were donated to the University of East Anglia by Hartog's daughter, Frances, after her father died in 2007, and the university has made them publicly available on the first anniversary of Salinger's death.

"Salinger had this reputation as a recluse, that he kept himself to himself," said Chris Bigsby, professor of American studies. "This is another Salinger, this is an ordinary Salinger, not the reclusive, angry person people thought he was."

The letters reveal the author enjoyed listening to the Three Tenors – Jose Carreras was his favourite – and particularly liked watching tennis, with Salinger disclosing a particular fondness for "Tiger" Tim Henman.

Salinger also told Hartog that he thought Burger King hamburgers were better than those from other chains, while he described trips to the Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.


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