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Discover the history of ‘the beautiful game’, where hundreds of men used to play in one game all at once!
Your chosen name appears on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Features original Ladybird artwork
Written in Ladybird’s large clear script
Available as a hardback and measures 12.6 x 17.8cm
Do you know someone who’s curious about how the beautiful game earned its name? Kick off their education with Ladybird’s Story of Football. Before leather balls and goal posts, kids once used tin cans and stones. Laws were even passed under the reign of Queen Elizabeth forbidding men to play football! But there’s much more to this vintage ladybird book…
Featuring the recipient’s name on the cover and throughout the original ladybird artwork, the book is written in large clear script and easy to read. You can even add a special message on the inside page too. This personalised ladybird book guarantees you’ll have a football fanatic on your hands in no time!
How to Personalise Your Ladybird Football Book
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters which will appear on the cover of the book and throughout the illustrations. Add a message of 2 lines, up to 40 characters per line which will appear on the opening page. Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Consumer10 Aug 2020
Very good product, reasonably priced. Will be enjoyed for years to come.
Mrs Peacock22 Jun 2020
Husband loved this as part of his birthday gifts.
Annette Walker7 Jun 2020
Becks3 Jun 2020
Very well done, excellent quality book. A great story for all to read about the history of football.
Mrs Louise Smith28 May 2020
The book was fantastic
Mr PHILIP EDWARDS27 May 2020
Great item- fast service
Sarah Whyand30 Apr 2020
Great product, quick delivery :)
Francesca Jones16 Apr 2020
In the Book Team17 Apr 2020
Thank you for your review.
We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the item received.
This was a birthday present and my partner was very happy
- diane ormston
Ruth G3 Mar 2021
A great gift for my Everton mad fiancé
A great gift for my Everton mad fiancé. He loved looking down memory lane via the newspaper cuttings and remembering being there. He also loved the personalisation it made it an even more special gift. Well worth the money and not overly expensive.
Linda3 Mar 2021
Beautiful book which will be treasured…
Beautiful book which will be treasured for many years.
Carole Hayes3 Mar 2021
a lovely gift
What a lovely gift for a new little grandson, family delighted with it.
Doris Williams3 Mar 2021
Really quick delivery and a beautiful …
Really quick delivery and a beautiful book as for 80th present not knowing what to buy this is so usual and brilliant gold writing so pleased with it !!
Charlie Cartmel3 Mar 2021
The book was bought as a Birthday Present with the scheduled delivery period covering the date although one day delay would have been acceptable. It actually took 8 days to arrive, 4 days later than expected.
The tracking only said it was despatched by Royal Mail 24 and gave no further information.
It was not specifically the responsibility of In The Book, however the use of Royal Mail is a negative.
Sonia Curtis3 Mar 2021
A beautiful book which the recipient…
A beautiful book which the recipient absolutely adores.
D H 3 Mar 2021
Book arrived promptly
Book arrived promptly, great presentation and good quality inside
Tasnim 2 Mar 2021
So happy with my purchase
So happy with my purchase! I bought two books for my twin nieces birthday and I’m sure they will absolutely love it! Can’t wait to gift it to them soon. Love the fact that you can add a special touch with being able to personalise the books! And very fast delivery.
Kim Hughes2 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for our book
Thank you so much for our book. Bill was extremely happy with it.
Shirley1 Mar 2021
Great keepsake book
Great keepsake book, lovely quality and delivery quick 😀