‘Official Dick, Kerr Ladies: Football’s Forgotten Legends,’ by Gail J. Newsham, illustrated by Thy Bui.

Author Gail Newsham is an ex-footballer with a career spanning twenty years and including two women’s FA Cup semi-finals. She grew up near the factory in Preston where the team was originally formed and was amazed to discover the existence of the team. Gail has made it her mission to bring the Dick, Kerr Ladies glittering history to light.

‘Lace up your boots and get ready for kick-off – it’s time discover the true story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team, courageous pioneers of women’s football in the UK.

From the founding of the team in World War One to the eventual ban of the women’s game by the FA, join the team in their journey to the top of the league.

Written by a world authority on the Dick, Kerr Ladies, and featuring original artefacts, and history of the game.’

This book is an absolutely fascinating history of women’s football. Book Boy Jr. and I loved looking at all the photos and seeing how the modern game has moved on. He was also very surprised to discover that women haven’t always been allowed to play the game because they were deemed ‘too fragile!’

We would highly recommend this book for anyone aged seven plus, or for anyone doing a project on football, women’s rights, or the First World War.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Uclan Publishing for sending me this title to review*

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