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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!
Alison Bowmer3 December
Great present for my nephew and fab delivery times as well
Beverley Keith8 November
A beautiful personalised book that I’m sure that he will treasure for years to come.
My husband loves his present so thank you.
Susan Douglas4 September
Product as described and looks good.
divinia crowhurst12 July
Neil Redman14 June
It is a quirky, unusual, personalised gift.
Sarah Fendley13 June
Great find. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with it. Good value too.
Christine Brook11 June
A lovely book - given as a present to a mad Football enthusiast. He was delighted.
Ann Parnaby11 June
Great product. Looking forward to giving it to my nephew for his birthday.
Great item , very well made and my husband loves it ! Thanks guys 😃😃
- Laura McBride
The book was amazing (history of Leeds…
The book was amazing (history of Leeds FC, brilliant. Unfortunately was due to arrive 7-13 and didn’t arrive until two days later. I had actually rung them to ask if could arrive by 11th. They were apologetic and refunded postage. Good gesture but present didn’t arrive for birthday.
The book has arrived 3 days later than…
The book has arrived 3 days later than expected despite paying extra for 24h delivery and placing order in a week advance. It was a birthday gift for my friend but had to come up with another gift...
Natasha Stear19 January
Didn’t get the product
I ordered the book over two weeks ago and told it had been despatched and yet have had nothing delivered nor any communication from in the book regarding my complaint. No one sad boy is without a birthday present
Bought for mum and dad as part of 50th…
Bought for mum and dad as part of 50th anniversary present. They loved it.
Disappointed 18 January
I purchased a personalised Winnie the Pooh book for a christening
I purchased a personalised Winnie the Pooh book for my grandson’s christening. Having only a week until the event I paid £6.99 for priority delivery. They gave a due date of 7-8th January, which was 2-3 days in advance of when I needed the book. However, after waiting in both days, the book didn’t arrive. On 8th January I emailed to ask when I was likely to receive the book, to date I haven’t received any reply (it’s now 10 days later). The book eventually arrived 10th January (having been posted on 9th) but I didn’t receive it as we had already left to travel for the christening. I emailed again asking if I could have a refund of the priority delivery charge since the book hadn’t even been posted until after the stated arrival date. I received no reply. Whilst the product is ok the service has fallen well below expected standards and I was left embarrassed with no gift for such a special event.
The book is of good quality
The book is of good quality, the story and chosen name is inserted on each page, the service was very good would recommend to others.
The making of a good company is how…
The making of a good company is how they handle customers when things go wrong.Had there been ANY quality control before orders are dispatched my problem would have been spotted.
Such a shame customer goodwill is not something this company offers.
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Very happy with my In The Book…
Very happy with my In The Book purchase. I am yet to give it to the recipient but I think he will love it. Very different and interesting gift, well packaged and arrived quickly. Thank you.
Carol Hawkins18 January
Our grandson was thrilled to recieve a book all about him and loves to hear his mummy and daddy read it to him. Good quality also.