The Boyhood Of Burglar Bill
Written by Allan Ahlberg
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Sixty-six boys, two footballs, two sets of shirts, one madman and a whistle – that’s the basis of the Malt Shovel Rovers. They’re a football team put together to try their luck in the Coronation football competition. A wonderful story about friendship, growing up – and football. Also available in harback.
The Boyhood Of Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg
Coronation Year, 1953, and in Oldbury a Coronation football competition is organized. The boys from the bottom pitch get a team up, but there's no chance they'll win, of course. They're just the odds and sods - one of them is even a girl. This is a story of football and friendship in a world when the streets were full of kids and empty of cars.
'An exceptional piece of writing . . . comic, poignant and true. Anyone will be enriched by reading it' Sunday Times
'Affectionately downbeat . . . this artfully informal story has something for
everyone' Nicholas Tucker, Independent
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
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Penguin Books Ltd
6th March 2008
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