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Lou Kuenzler

Lou Kuenzler grew up on a windy sheep farm in Devon. She is the author of numerous books for children, including My Digger is BiggerEat Your People, the Shrinking Violet series, the Princess DisGrace series, the Bella Broomstick series and Not Yet, Zebra. She lives in London with her family.

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Our Beautiful Game

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

A hundred years before the Lionesses, Lily Parr, Alice Woods and their teammates were proudly playing their beloved, exciting and skilful game.

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

As men were sent to fight in the war, women and girls took their place in munitions factories. Football became a favourite pastime and, before long, they were creating all-female sides and playing public matches to sell-out crowds, overshadowing the men’s football. Despite drawing crowds of 50,000, women’s football was outlawed by the Football Association in 1921, who deemed it ‘unsuitable for females’.

This is the incredible story of these amazing women.

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