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Bend It Like Beckham

Narinder Dhami

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 13 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage)

If you're 18, love Beckham and can bend a ball like him the world's your oyster, right Wrong. If you're Jess - 18, Indian and a girl - forget it.

Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off...

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Narinder Dhami

Narinder Dhami is the author of Starring Alice Mackenzie, published by Harpercollins and second prizewinner in the TSB Birmingham Children's Book Award 1996. She is also a contributor to several bestselling series, The Sleepover Club (Collins), Animal Ark Pets (Hodder) and Animal Crackers (Transworld). She was a primary teacher until 1990, when she began writing full time. She lives with her husband in Cambridge.

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