All With Smiling Faces
How Newcastle became United, 1881-1910
by Paul Brown
Paperback, ISBN 9780956227089
Also available as ltd ed hardback and as an ebook
“A fantastic new book, which charts the club’s early years and meteoric rise in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.” – Newcastle Chronicle
“I loved it!” – Ant McPartlin
All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through the early history of Newcastle United to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. The book covers the club’s first 30 years, from foundation in 1881 to FA Cup triumph in 1910, and explores how Newcastle became successful and built up its loyal support. The title is taken from the lyrics of Blaydon Races, the Tyneside music hall song that shares its Victorian heritage with Newcastle United and is still sung at St James’ Park today. The cover features an exclusive painting by football artist Paine Proffitt.
From the cover: “How did Newcastle become United? When was the club formed, and where did it play before moving to St James’ Park? Who were the men who built the club, and how did they turn it into the most successful club in the country? What was it like to support Newcastle in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and why has the bond between the club and its fans remained so strong?
All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through Newcastle’s early history to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. Covering the first 30 years, from its foundation as Stanley FC in 1881 to the triumphant FA Cup win in 1910, the book visits the grounds, meets the players, mingles with the fans, and relives the matches that made Newcastle United.”
Selected reviews and features:
New book by Paul Brown looks at Newcastle United’s golden past – Newcastle fan was looking for something to smile about – and ended up writing a book – The Journal
Why Newcastle United fans are among the most passionate in football – New book explores the Victorian and Edwardian roots of Newcastle’s huge and fervent fan base – The Chronicle
All With Smiling Faces book review – How Newcastle United started out under the names Stanley FC and Newcastle East End – When Saturday Comes
Author Paul Brown talks to Simon Pryde and John Anderson – Total Sport – BBC Radio Newcastle:
Ladies of Tyneside, A perfect Xmas gift for your fella is the book 'all with smiling faces' By @paulbrownUK I loved it! NUFC+history= : ) A
— antanddec (@antanddec) December 3, 2014
You can find more information, images, extracts and interactive content at the book’s dedicated website www.allwithsmilingfaces.co.uk.
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Goal-Post, an imprint of Superelastic
Also available on Kindle and iTunes