Doncaster Waterstones looks like this…
… and I look like this!
Don’t miss the chance to have a book signed by a real, live author
Sunday might seem a strange day to choose but it’s also the Women’s FA Cup Final in Doncaster that day. I’m hoping loads of football fans will be passing by the bookshop on their way from the railway station to the Keepmoat Stadium.
The women’s FA Cup. Shiny!
I mean, win or lose, the fans will need something to read on the journey back home, surely?
Bristol Academy’s fans will need a coffee and a browse after their long journey north, that’s for sure.
Bookshops make perfect pit-stops!
But what will you choose?
Here Come the Girls! This title is full of interesting facts about the history
and development of the women’s game. Fully illustrated, it’s a bargain at £5.99
Complimenting that is…
Here We Go! is the 12th book in the Girls FC series – one of the chapters is actually
set in the Keepmoat Stadium. It’s about a fictional match between England and the USA. I mention loads of the players who’ll be at the final in it.
Doncaster is also home to Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of the longest-established
and most respected women’s teams in modern football. Respect!
Donny Belles’ logo
If you prefer a fictional story, I’d start with the first book in the Girls FC series, Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras? It’s all about how Megan gets the U11s team together. Sue Smith, ex-England player, said she wishes books like this had been around when she was younger.
Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras? The first in the series
Or maybe you’ll choose the book about the girl who plays in the same position as you?
Sports-mad Lucy is a defender
Shy but awesome Gemma is centre-mid. I’ve based her on Rachel Yankey,
who plays for England and Arsenal Ladies. Arsenal Ladies are the other team in the final.
Arsenal Ladies will be going for their 12th FA Cup title.
I’ll be going to the match, too, but hope to see you before that at:
27 Upper North Mall,
If you want a book signed but can’t come on the day, call the shop on 01302 – 329142 to reserve your copy. Ask for Amy Coates – she’s really nice!
All the Girls FC books are £4.99.