Cuckfield Book Festival: Carrie Dunn


Unsuitable for Females: The Rise of the Lionesses and Women’s Football in England by Carrie Dunn

In 1921, the Football Association introduced a ban on women’s football, pronouncing the sport ‘quite unsuitable for females’.

This book tells the story of women’s football in England since its 19th-century inception through pen portraits of its trailblazers. Keen girl footballers will find Carrie’s talk particularly fascinating and she will be happy to answer questions about the game that might have once been banned because of its popularity.  Now England’s Lionesses are huge stars.

Carrie is the author of The Roar of the Lionesses and The Pride of the Lionesses. Unsuitable for Females was shortlisted for the 2023 Sports Book Best Football Writing of the Year.

Carrie will be talking to Paul Hayward, former chief sports writer at the Guardian, Observer, Telegraph and Mail.

  • Sunday 8 October, 4pm
  • The Talbot Hayloft, High Street, Cuckfield, RH17 5JX
  • Tickets £12

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Sunday 08 Oct 2023
The Talbot Hayloft, Cuckfield, West Sussex. United Kingdom