11 June 2019
Rebecca Stevens has worked as a stand-up comedian, a script writer for Mr Bean and has just had her latest book "Lily and the Rockets" published to critical acclaim.
Described as "an inspiring novel that celebrates girls and women in football", the book's release, published by Chicken House, coincides perfectly with the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Based loosely on the Woolwich Arsenal Rocket Ladies FC, one of several female-only teams that thrived while the men were away during the Great War – Lily and the Rockets tells the story of Lily, who 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.
We are delighted to offer five lucky people the opportunity to win a copy of Lily and the Rockets by answering this simple question:
Q) Which North London team did Alex Scott MBE play for during her football career?
Please email in your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is Saturday 7 July.
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