Lily and the Rockets
from acclaimed author Rebecca Stevens - perfect for budding
'Girls will be galvanized to follow their dreams, break boundaries
and play football!' SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
'... perfectly captured story of football and girls set during
WW1. A historical novel not just for football fans.' ANGELS
It's 1917. Lily spends her days working in a munitions factory,
her nights picking metal out of her hair, and her lunchtimes
kicking a ball with her workmates.
Together they form a football team, the Rockets, and a league
soon follows. But when the war ends, the girls lose both their jobs
and their football.
Not Lily. If her only chance of being a goalie is to play with
the men, then that's what she'll do ...
The perfect read for aspiring young footballers -
and to celebrate England's Euro 2022 win!
Based on the true story of the original Arsenal Ladies'
team, one of several female-only teams which formed during WW1,
only to be met with a ban once the war ended
Rebecca's novels have been shortlisted for the
Historical Association Young Quills Award and the Branford Boase
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 131 x 198 x 20mm | 220g
- 02 May 2019
- Chicken House Ltd
- Somerset, United Kingdom