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Paul Brown

Paul Brown writes about history, true crime and sports. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, FourFourTwo and Longreads. His latest book is The Ruhleben Football Association: How Steve Bloomer’s Footballers Survived a First World War Prison Camp. He also writes the Singular Discoveries newsletter at Substack. He lives in the North East of England.

Stories By Paul Brown

The Bank Robbers Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight (Or Do Anything Right, Really)

When the Duffy Brothers were deported from the U.S, they hatched a plan to bring Bonnie-and-Clyde-style armed robbery across the pond. Their plan had more holes than a bullet-riddled safe.

The Obsessive Life and Mysterious Death of the Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster

A humble Scotsman saw something strange in the water—and daringly set out to catch it—only to have lecherous out-of-towners steal his fame and upend his quest.