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4.0 out of 5 stars Hey, whizzo stockings old chap!, 17 April 2014
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This review is from: The Story of Football: A Ladybird 'Easy-Reading' Book (Ladybird Easy Reading Classic) (Hardcover)
This is a faithful reproduction of Ladybird's 1964 child-friendly guide to the history of our national game.
Although most Britons were less conservatively-minded by the time this was published, the general tone of the book remains rooted somewhere in the 30s or 40s, when jolly chaps played their football with what was essentially an oval brown sponge that became heavier than a cannonball on rainy days.
Socks were quite unfathomably referred to as "stockings" and everyone smiled at each other, even during the process of breaking the shins of an opponent with boot studs the size of eggcups.
This is a classic slice of British educational literature, whilst also being a fun retrospective read, and complimented by wonderfully colourful and detailed illustrations.
These reproductions (and of course the originals) are a valuable record of "what is was like back in those days" and are essential reading material for all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reprint of the original book the Story of Football, 14 Sep 2012
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This review is from: The Story of Football: A Ladybird 'Easy-Reading' Book (Ladybird Easy Reading Classic) (Hardcover)
An excellent reprint of the original Story of Football. Very interesting for young Football fans and helps their reading skills at the same time. Purchased from Amazon at a very good price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars book review, 11 Nov 2013
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the person the book was purchased for was interested in football and it got then to read the book and gain knowledge
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5.0 out of 5 stars A retro book, 8 Jan 2014
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I bought this as a present and the recipient was very happy with it and found the facts contained in the book fascinating
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