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Ready, set, write! On the pitch with Football School

Ready, set, write! On the pitch with Football School

Ready, set, write! On the pitch with Football School

Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, the authors of Football School, talk about how their fantastic stories also help us learn about the world. The book is all about inspirational stories of achievement – both on and off the pitch! Hear some of their best football stories – one of which inspires a mysterious writing challenge…

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Alexander Bellos

Alex writes about maths for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year, and he ghost-wrote Pelé’s bestselling autobiography.

Ben Lyttleton

Ben is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his football articles have been published in over 20 countries. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps teams improve their performance.

Website: www.footballschool.co

Also by the authors

Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World

Illustrated by: Spike Gerrell
Published by: Walker

Football School Quiz Book

Illustrated by: Spike Gerrell
Published by: Walker

Football School: Epic Heroes

Illustrated by: Spike Gerrell
Published by: Walker

Football School: Star Players

Illustrated by: Spike Gerrell
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