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Our Beautiful Game

Our Beautiful Game

Discover this month's book

Discover September’s book club title, Our Beautiful Game by Lou Kuenzler (Faber & Faber). We’re delighted to be sharing this dramatic and inspiring story with you to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. Click here to watch all our brilliant videos with Lou Kuenzler, including her favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can listen to her read from Our Beautiful Game, find out more about the awesome main character Polly, and discover the inspiration for her incredible story. Also, check out our latest Book Club snack, inspired by Our Beautiful Game – this month we are taking a mindful approach to eating oranges.

Our Beautiful Game

Written by: Lou Kuenzler
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Polly Nabb is no stranger to trouble.

When her brother Joe is sent to serve in the trenches, all Polly wants is to kick a ball about and forget the war. Mam has other ideas, and makes her stay home to help with endless chores. But football is something Polly is prepared to fight for – it’s her life! She’s determined to do whatever it takes to fulfil her dream and show the world that football is not just for boys…

A stand-out novel inspired by the incredible true stories of female football legends like Lily Parr and Alice Woods.

Discover our Q&A videos with Lou Kuenzler, read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club! You can also order all the Book Club titles online here.

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About the author

Lou Kuenzler

Lou Kuenzler grew up on a windy sheep farm in Devon. She is the author of numerous books for children, including My Digger is BiggerEat Your People, the Shrinking Violet series, the Princess DisGrace series, the Bella Broomstick series, Not Yet, Zebra, Calm Down, Zebra and Our Beautiful Game. She lives in London with her family.

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