Lily and the Rockets



  A timeless story of football, friendship and determination from acclaimed author Rebecca Stevens – perfect for budding Lionesses!  '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 AND URCHINS

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 cheer on England in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup  

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 Award

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