It’s great to see women’s football grabbing the huge fan attention it deserves – with our Carrie Dunn, author of The Roar of the Lionesses, on the media frontline out in the Netherlands.

The England-Scotland clash in the European Championship caused a major spike in interest – with another to come tonight against Spain – while Clare Balding’s Channel 4 documentary on the controversial history of the women’s game stirred up all kinds of emotions.

As one of the leading voices in women’s football, Carrie’s social media has hit fever pitch...

  • Football writer Julie Welch called Carrie’s Roar of the Lionesses "rivetingly insightful and beautifully-researched, and an entertaining account of a world I hadn't known much about."
  • Waterstones Sports @WstonesSport tweeted, "As @stephhoughton2 & @Lionesses prepare to face @ScottishFA, well worth a revisit of @carriesparkle's book #ENGSCO "
  • "Definitely! @carriesparkle was great @mcrfwf" agreed Manchester Football Writing Festival.
  • The National Football Museum Shop @NFM_Shop tweeted: "Have a more updated read with one of our current top sellers 'The ROAR of the @Lionesses ' @carriesparkle "
  • "Great book! Highly recommend," replied @HayleyKIO  - Education Officer at Kick It Out! 
  • Mark Bradley @FanExperienceCo tweeted, "If #WhenFootballBannedWomen interested you, I recommend @carriesparkle #RoaroftheLionesses. Brilliant read @clarebalding @FA @Channel4 "
  • And Haggis Cookies @Womble67 had a great prezzie! "@carriesparkle 2 days after watching @clarebalding documentary on the ban on women's football, I get this for my birthday. Serendipity"

Good luck to England tonight. And have fun, Carrie!

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from The Roar of the Lionesses.