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Our Beautiful Game

Lou Kuenzler

A stand-out novel inspired by the incredible true stories of female football legends like Lily Parr and Alice Woods.

166 in stock

£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571365005
Date Published
01.07.2021
Delivery
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Summary

A stand-out novel inspired by the incredible true stories of female football legends like Lily Parr and Alice Woods.

They can take our ball, but they can never stop the game.

Polly Nabb is no stranger to trouble.

When her brother Joe is sent to serve in the trenches, all Polly wants is to kick a ball about and forget the war. Mam has other ideas, and makes her stay home to help with endless chores. But football is something Polly is prepared to fight for – it’s her life! She’s determined to do whatever it takes to fulfil her dream and show the world that football is not just for boys . . .

The war years: a time of trailblazing female footballers, like the legendary Lily Parr, who played to sell-out crowds. Polly’s dramatic wartime story celebrates those bold young players who changed attitudes to women on the pitch and salutes the unsung heroes on the Home Front too.

‘Absolutely magnificent! A glorious tale of football, friendship, feminism and social history.’ Emma Carroll

‘A very entertaining and enjoyable read.’ LoveReading4Schools

‘A powerful story.’ Sophie McKenzie

‘A gripping read.’ School Reading List

Critic Reviews

Absolutely magnificent! A glorious tale of football, friendship, feminism and social history.

Emma Carroll
Critic Reviews

A powerful story with compelling characters. Full of passion and energy, OBG brilliantly brings the Home Front to life, showing the challenges women faced on and off the pitch. From the moment we meet Polly we're rooting for her to succeed, both on and off the pitch.

Sophie McKenzie
Critic Reviews

Fascinating

The Week Junior
Critic Reviews

A very well-rounded picture of life on the Home Front during the First World War, full of fascinating detail and incident, populated by vivid and memorable characters and infused with a real passion for the game of football. A very entertaining and enjoyable read.

LoveReading4Schools
Critic Reviews

Inspired by true stories and the rise of women's football in the aftermath of WW1, this story with strong female characters is a gripping read.

School Reading List
Critic Reviews

A fast paced read with much to digest

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LouKuenzler

Lou Kuenzler grew up on a windy sheep farm in Devon. She is the author of numerous books for children, including My Digger is Bigger, Eat Your People, the Shrinking Violet series, the Princess DisGrace series and the Bella Broomstick series. She lives in London with her family.

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