Monthly Archives: September 2009

Girls FC Reviews

The reviews of Girls FC are starting to come in now and they’re looking good.  The Scotsman called the series ‘bang-up-to-date’ and the Bookseller had it as one of their August choices of the month.  Sue Steele, of Simply Books in Cheshire wrote that: ‘Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras ‘got a big thumbs up from my […]

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Youth Libraries Group Conference, Warwick

I was honoured to be asked to talk at the YLG ‘Read to Succeed’ conference at Warwick University on Saturday.   These conferences are massive – for librarians, publishers and the invited speakers. The weekend is a mixture of seminars and small group talks culminating in a gala dinner on the Saturday evening during which all […]

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England 2 Germany 6

Ouch!  At 2-3 down I thought we had a chance but the last half hour did it for us. Germany were just too strong, too experienced.  Still,  we got to the FINAL of the European Cup and the U19s won it so let’s not be too downhearted. Well done, Hope Powell and the England squad. […]

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Brilliant England!  The women’s team had just got through to the EURO 2009 final after a Jill Scott header in extra time.  They played their hearts out, winning by  wearing down a Netherlands team who gave very little away at the back. Thank goodness it didn’t go to a penalty shoot out; my nails couldn’t […]

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Come on, England!

Good luck to England Women’s football team who meet Netherlands on Sunday in the semi-finals of EURO 09. Go girls!  You are all excellent role models, unlike the French team who posed topless for newspapers to ‘raise’ their profile.  No, mesdames. All you did was set the game back another twenty years. Reminds me of […]

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