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  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022

    Discover the origins of the Lionesses that brought football home.  England’s Lionesses are on the front and back pages; their stars feature on prime-time television; they are named in the national honours lists for their contribution to their…

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Carrie Dunn

‘Carrie’s forensic research and depth of knowledge make her the perfect person to guide us through the constantly changing landscape of women’s football’ – Kelly Cates, TV presenter

‘One of the most talented and considered minds working in women’s football today’
– Carl Anka, The Athletic

‘Carrie Dunn gives you a detailed look at that era in time and paints portraits of the trailblazers who built the foundations for today’s game’ – Goal.com

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During the Second World War the Royal Navy’s vitally important Anti-submarine Experimental Establishment was secretly moved from Portland in Dorset…
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Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of @pollypullar's world. The Horizontal Oak tells her incredible story, from family secrets to the restorative power of nature. 🌿🍂🐑🐝
Available now from your local bookshop or from the Birlinn website.

From the author of the bestselling D.C.I. Daley series, Denzil Meyrick, comes a thrilling new tall tale from Kinloch. Ghosts in the Gloaming is being published on 6th October and is available to pre-order now. @denzil_meyrick

What an incredible victory for the Lionesses in the Women’s Euro this weekend! 🎊The meteoric rise of women’s football in England is charted by Carrie Dunn in ‘Unsuitable for Females’. There really is no better time to pick up a copy! ⚽️ @carriesparkle123