Racket Boy – An autobiography by Philip George

Philip George lives in a rugged mountain village close to the Apuane mountains, in Garfagnana, Tuscany. A sportsman who at 18 left his country of birth, Malaysia, to make something of himself in England for over four decades, before happily retiring to Italy, he indeed has stories aplenty.

Long before his successful career as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, Philip tried his hand at many jobs in Lancaster and Morecambe, namely, a process worker in a linoleum factory, a psychiatric nurse in two mental hospitals, a banker, a stevedore at the Heysham Port, book-keeper in a betting shop and cashier in a gambling den. 

Adjacent to this period Philip played international-level badminton and county-level squash, ran twenty-five international marathons and cycled extensively in England and Vietnam. An avid fan of many sports, he has attended three World Cups, three Olympics, three Commonwealth Games, several Formula One races and for good measure one Royal Ascot. He is now a member of CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) headquartered in Switzerland. 

Philip currently offers legal consultancy on a Pro Bono basis and with the aid of technology and social media, mentors anyone in need from any part of the world.

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