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Frances Fairweather: Demon Striker

Derek Smith
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Frances is, quite simply, obsessed with football – not just as a supporter but as a player. Only trouble is, she’s a girl and girls’ teams don’t get any decent fixtures. But when a big one does come up – against a boys’ team – she is barred from practising until the match. She has to play somehow and so she does an extraordinary thing: she disguises herself as a boy and joins The Tigers. So far so good, but what will happen on the big day when she finds herself having to play for both sides . . . ? Funny, clever and surprisingly credible, this is a book for all young football fans of 9 and upwards.