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My Beautiful Game

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This might be a tad spoilery, but I think it’s important to discuss so that you know what kind of book it is: the narrative is very aware of the urge to have a happy ending, and actively explores the tension the reader feels as the end of the book approaches, thinking, ‘he must be coming back soon, surely’. It covers everything from gender identity (Polly’s struggles with being ‘feminine’) to poverty to casual misogyny to the paralysing grief of seeing the young men you love go off to fight. The bonus is, I have learned so much, about Bobby’s life that I did not previously know and it has been a privilege. With classics such as Ted Hughes's The Iron Man and award-winners including Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse, Faber Children's Books brings you the best in picture books, young reads and classics.

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I’m not ashamed to admit that it had me tearing up at some of the deaths; there’s a depth of characterisation in all the characters that makes it hard to let go of any of them. This wonderful charity place reading helpers in schools to support children who have fallen behind their peers. If these women were not filled with love for football but also with the frustration of being placed second all their lives, they would not have succeeded.

Jacqui McAssey, Justin McGuirk, Camila Rojas, Martino Simcik Arese, Martin Tyler, Thomas Turner and Floor Wesseling. From epic test matches and titans of the game like Lara, Warne and Tendulkar, to his own childhood love for the sport, Mark gives us his informed, personal and fascinating views on cricket - the world's other beautiful game. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. It somehow manages to be a feel good story of feminism and an insightful and often painful social history at the same time.

An absolute treasure trove for the boy who watched his older brother hammer on leather studs in 1968 to wearing Puma King as a teenager. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. This is an unusual story set a century ago at a time when it was not socially acceptable for women to play football.

I liked that the story didn’t shy away from the reality of war; a large part of the story deals with Polly coming to terms with her brother going missing, and what that really means. Book looks great but was hoping that the accompanying pack would be a little like a panini book and magazine monthly I used to get as a child from which I read my way through lots of children’s classics I would never have come across or understood.Evidence of its impact is continuing to pile up, from Jeff Astle's death in 2002 being ruled as a result of heading footballs to Sir Bobby Charlton becoming the fifth member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning side to be diagnosed with the disease. This book covers many aspects of the game from personal recollection to discussion of many of the challenges facing the game and looks back and evaluates great plyers. It is not just about the sport this book offers insight into what life was like at home for women during the First World War. 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. com will use the information you provide on this form to keep in touch with you and to provide updates about World Book Day.

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