Hello. I am a writer called Paul Brown. I write about history, sport, true crime, rocketbelts, and lots of other stuff.

Books by Paul Brown

The Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge
Icon of North-East England
Hurst, 9781911723387
New in paperback for 2024
A richly-illustrated narrative history celebrating the famous 100-year-old symbol of Tyneside and the people who built and use it."The new definitive work on the ultimate North East landmark." - Dave Morton, Newcastle Chronicle[Read more]

The Ruhleben Football Association

The Ruhleben Football Association
How Steve Bloomer’s Footballers Survived a First World War Prison Camp
Goal Post, 9780995541238
In 1914, several of Britain’s greatest footballers were interned in a brutal prison camp near Berlin."The real Escape to Victory.” – Sports Journalists’ Assoc.[Read more]

The Rocketbelt Caper

The Rocketbelt Caper
A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder
Superelastic, 9781787387935
An obsessive quest to build a jetpack-style flying machine leads to feud, kidnapping, a ten-million-dollar lawsuit, and a brutal murder."A delight. Genuinely stranger than fiction." – Popular Science[Read more]

Articles by Paul Brown

The Snowdrop: Lost in the Arctic

The Snowdrop: Lost in the ArcticIn 1908, after his ship was wrecked in the Arctic, a young Scottish whaler set off on a hundreds-of-miles journey across vast glaciers and frozen seas to find help.

The Dog and the Dinosaur

The Dog and the DinosaurIn 1919, Captain Leicester Stevens and his rescued war dog Laddie set off from London on a ten-thousand-mile journey into the heart of Africa to hunt for a dinosaur.

Death of an Angel

Death of an Angel: Did a White Cop Kill a Black Guardian Angel?The police said it was an accident. The Guardian Angels accused them of covering up a racially-motivated murder. Who shot Frank Melvin?

The Female Horse Thief

The Female Horse ThiefA young English heiress becomes a notorious American criminal after crossing the Atlantic in search of her exiled lover. But why has history erased her identity?

TV + Film by Paul Brown

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The Rocketbelt Caper

The Rocketbelt Caper

From A Blood-Red Sea

From a Blood-Red Sea

How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England

How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England

The Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster

The Bus Driver Who Discovered the Loch Ness Monster

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About Paul Brown

Paul Brown is a writer from the North East of England who writes about history, sport, true crime, rocketbelts, and lots of other stuff. His books include The Tyne Bridge, The Ruhleben Football Association, and The Rocketbelt Caper. He has written for The Guardian, Longreads, Narratively, FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes, Deadspin, Loaded, and more. Several of his works have been optioned as TV, film, and podcast development projects. He writes the Singular Discoveries newsletter and podcast. IP Picks showcases his optionable work.You can contact him by email or via his agent:Email: paul at stuffbypaulbrown.com
Twitter / X: @paulbrownUK
Substack: Singular Discoveries
Agent: Richard Pike @ C&W

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