Bess of the Bees: A Thrilling Adventure with the Very First Heroines of Female Football 2016 (Paperback) David J. Williamson (author), Don Gray (ideation)
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WOMEN SOCCER PLAYERS FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO PLAY! A thrilling adventure with the very first heroines of female football! The year is 1922 - the first golden age of the women's game. Bessie Booth and her team of mill working girls in the North of England - The Busy Bees FC - have to battle male prejudice and a devious and ruthless employer who will stop at nothing to prevent them from playing the game they love. Against all the odds they must fight for survival of their beloved team. In a roller coaster adventure, Bess and the Bees must cling to their loyal friendship, team spirit, and sheer grit and determination to overcome the plots and schemes of their enemies which threaten to destroy their plans at every twist and turn of this gripping tale. In a story full of action, suspense, thrills, villainy, heroism and romance, we share the heights of success and the depths of despair with Bess and her team as they face up to their opponents on and off the field in their bid to win the league and lift the trophy. Based upon an original 1922 serial by Don Gray, David J. Williamson has recreated the story for the modern reader to enjoy, including the original illustrations. A must-read for any player or follower of the women's game, and a chance to cherish an essential piece of the rich and deep rooted history and tradition of which today's successful global game should be deservedly proud.
Publisher: Firebird (SW) Limited
Number of pages: 338
Dimensions: 200 x 140 x 22 mm