A Woman’s Game: Suzanne Wrack

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‘A Woman’s Game’ explores the history of women’s football from the Victorian era – with players in high-heeled boots – to the present day. It is the story of a rise, fall, and rise again: from the game’s first appearance in England in the late 19th century; through the incredible teams which at their height in 1920 drew 53,000 spectators to Goodison Park; to its 50-year ban in the UK and the aftershocks when that ban was lifted. Now, as the women’s game is once again on an unstoppable upward trend, with internationally renowned players and a record 11.7m viewers for England’s semi-final match against the USA in the 2019 World Cup, Suzanne Wrack considers what the next chapter of this incredible story might be. From its relationship to the worldwide fight against oppression, to its ability to inspire change in the wider world, this is both a history of football as played by women, and a manifesto for a better game.

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A TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘A truly important book.’ MEGAN RAPINOE
‘Hardhitting and clear sighted.’ THE TIMES
‘Impassioned . . . joyous.’ SPECTATOR

DISCOVER THE STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR THE LIONESSES

This is the astonishing history of women’s football: from the game’s first appearance in England in the late nineteenth century to the incredible teams that at their height drew 53,000 spectators to Goodison Park, through to its fifty-year ban in the UK and the aftershocks when restrictions were lifted. Following the game’s meteoric rise in recent years, Suzanne Wrack considers what the next chapter of this incredible story might – and should – be.

‘A thoroughly entertaining and enlightening read.’
CLARE BALDING

‘A fantastic book on how the game has developed and what its future could hold.’
PHIL NEVILLE

‘A compelling narrative . . . The history of the women’s game has been long overlooked. This book celebrates it, and the teams and individuals who helped the sport develop into today’s nationally and internationally recognized phenomenon.’
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

‘Wrack is something of a trailblazer herself . . . few would be better placed to write its history.’
IRISH TIMES

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Weight 0.241 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.334082 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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