The Kilburn Social Club is a Premiership football club with a difference. It's an idealistic club where all players are equal and the money comes from a utopian family-run business empire. Outside of football the players are opera singers, Argentinian millionaires and academics and the captain led Great Britain to win the World Cup.
Aisling is catapulted from her life as a trainee doctor into to the world of football and big business, neither of which she cares much about, when her father dies suddenly and she inherits the club. In the chaos that ensues she has to deal with sisterly rivalry from football-mad Esther, try to protect the club and its ideals from greedy business tycoons and definitely not get involved in the gossipy world of footballers' love lives...
Full of old-fashioned heroes and villains, it's a state-of-the-nation romance about love, idealism and identity. It's also about the cosmology of footballs.
'A talent to watch' The Sunday Times
'A fizzy, funny, fantastical first novel' Robert MacFarlane
'There is an echo of Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up! - a similarly broad satirical novel with larger-than-life characters' Times Literary Supplement
'Footballers Wives meets The Forsyth Saga' Observer Sport Monthlyshow more