Emma Mooney


Emma Mooney is not a football fan and, to her, it doesn't matter which teams win or lose, but she does care about young people and it's this passion that inspired her to write A Beautiful Game.

Emma has completed courses in creative writing at both Glasgow and Edinburgh University and for six years was an editor for Ironstone New Writing.

This is her debut novel and she hopes you enjoy getting to know the main character, Robbie, as much as she did.

Emma lives near Edinburgh with her husband and three children. She enjoys exploring the grittier side of fiction.

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A Beautiful Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,720. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Robbie MacFarlane is a disappointment to his father. Named after the top striker of Hearts Football Club, his dad calls him their lucky mascot, but Robbie has two left feet and secretly spends his time in the world of books. His dad says books are for girls. A Beautiful Game is an honest, deeply moving coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to the days of school bullies and first dates.

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