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Welcome to Singular Discoveries. I’m Paul Brown. I write about unusual true stories from forgotten corners of the past. In this newsletter, I share interesting stories and engaging recommendations, highlight my latest published work, and reveal bonus content from my notebooks.

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The Singular Discoveries Podcast is an audio series telling unusual stories from forgotten corners of the past. Season 1 has 8 episodes and is available on Apple, Spotify, and elsewhere. A bonus 9th episode is available exclusively to podcast supporters.

About Paul Brown

I write articles and books about history, sports, true crime, adventure, and other stuff. I’ve written for publications including The Guardian, FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, and Narratively. My books include The Rocketbelt Caper, The Ruhleben Football Association, and The Tyne Bridge. I specialise in unusual and forgotten stories from the past with colourful characters and cinematic narratives. You can find more about me and my work on my website.

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Unusual true stories and engaging recommendations


Hello. I write about unusual stories from the forgotten corners of history. I share interesting reads and useful recommendations.