Hello. I am a writer called Paul Brown. Welcome to my website.

It’s basically a portfolio of recent work, plus an outlet for me to post quick pieces, bounce ideas around and plug my books. Hopefully you’ll find something of interest.

I write articles and features for the likes of FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard and The Guardian. My main focus is on football history and extraordinary true stories.

I’ve written several books, including The Victorian Football Miscellany, All With Smiling Faces, The Rocketbelt Caper and Sins Dyed In Blood. Again, football and true stories are the subjects.

Other stuff? I’ve got a background in business and publishing. Some of my non-fiction work has been optioned by Hollywood. Book promotion has involved appearances on national radio and TV, including BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport and Premier League TV. I also created the popular alternative football competition the Unofficial Football World Championships.

I also write for several contract and business publishers, and provide writing and research services for businesses and individuals. If you need business writing or copywriting – for a press release, magazine article, website content, advertising copy, business plan, instructional factsheet or anything else – I can probably help. My writing CV and relevant clippings are available on request.

For further information please find me on Twitter or use the contact form.

My books:

Sins Dyed In Blood
In Search of the Newcastle Pirate

All With Smiling Faces
How Newcastle became United, 1881-1910

The Victorian Football Miscellany
Trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years

Unofficial Football World Champions
An Alternative Soccer History

The Rocketbelt Caper
A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder

Tales From Football’s Nether Regions

Black & White Army
A Season Supporting Newcastle United

Also, as editor and contributor:

Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 1
Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 2

Anthologies of Victorian football writing

Wor Al
A Fans’ Tribute To Alan Shearer

The Non-Beardy Beer Book
An Alternative Guide to the UK’s Favourite Beers, Lagers and Ciders

Contact me