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Paul Carroll has been drawn to ink and the written word for as long as he can remember. Born and bred in Leeds, Paul crossed the Pennines in the mid-70s to study English Language and English Literature at the University of Manchester, embarking, around the same time, on his first ‘serious’ editorial venture, rock fanzine, Liquorice, which lasted all of five issues before ‘musical’ differences with the other co-founders intervened.

Nevertheless, the experience was invaluable in teaching Paul how to get into concerts for free and how to garner albums for review purposes. It was at this juncture Paul knew he was destined for a career in PR rather than in the more noble art of journalism.

Ten years after starting his career and being inspired by legions of advertising and PR luminaries along the way, Paul set up his own PR consultancy, Communique PR, in Manchester in 1986.

This proved to be a good move, as Communique went on to become one of the most successful PR operations in the UK, and the best fun anyone could have while in paid employ. Communique was as well known for its own PR and creativity as it was for its client work, which is a good thing if you worked there but perhaps less so if you were a client.

Nevertheless, big brand names to work on, an endless succession of awards and countless nights out around the agency’s Canal Street offices meant there were very few dull moments.

PR being a young person’s game, and Paul taking the hint after being awarded the ‘Best Old PR Professional’ accolade from the Public Relations Consultants’ Association, he sold Communique to WPP and exited the business in 2004 after 18 years in charge.

Nowadays Paul, as Zuma011, is working as a freelance marketing and business consultant; he hopes this sounds highly respectable while allowing him a fair degree of flexibility to write.

A Matter of Life and Death is Paul’s first novel, but be warned, he’s already working on his second one.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Paul Carroll

  • A Matter of Life and Death by Paul Carroll A Matter of Life and Death

    Paul Carroll
    Price: £6.74 - Saving £2.25 (25%)

    Anyone who’s been to a funeral, had to plan one, is aware of society’s changing tastes from ‘stiff upper lip’ to ‘celebration of life.’ This book is for anyone who is going to die in the future - what sort...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/11/2012

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Other Books by Paul Carroll

  • Baroque Woodwind Instruments A Guide to Their History, Repertoire and Basic Technique

    Baroque Woodwind Instruments A Guide to Their History, Repertoire and Basic Technique

    Paul Carroll

    Price: £27.99 - Saving 7.00 (20%)

    The late 17th century through to the end of the 18th century saw rapid progress in the development of woodwind instruments and the composition of a vast body of music for those instruments. During this period a large amount of...
    Format: Paperback / softback  -  Released: 25/11/2016

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  • Written off

    Written off

    Paul Carroll

    Price: £7.19 - Saving 1.80 (20%)

    With more people writing books them reading them, who'd be an author? Four disparate, aspiring authors dream of getting their work published. As they strive for a breakthrough they are unaware that, in the world of traditional publishing, editors, agents...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 04/02/2016

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  • Written Off

    Written Off

    Paul Carroll

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    With more people writing books them reading them, who'd be an author? Four disparate, aspiring authors dream of getting their work published. As they strive for a breakthrough they are unaware that, in the world of traditional publishing, editors, agents...
    Format: eBook  -  Released: 28/01/2016

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  • Matter of Life and Death

    Matter of Life and Death

    Paul Carroll

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    Everybody should be famous for fifteen minutes. When they're dead. When advertising maverick Farren Mortimer sets up AMOLAD to bring the funeral business into the 21st century his ideas capture the public's attention as he cashes in on the new...
    Format: eBook  -  Released: 01/11/2012

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  • Wexford

    Wexford

    Paul Carroll

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    The steamer Wexford, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The romance and adventure of her British and French history in the South American trade...
    Format: eBook  -  Released: 21/06/2010

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  • Baroque Woodwind Instruments A Guide to Their History, Repertoire, and Basic Technique

    Baroque Woodwind Instruments A Guide to Their History, Repertoire, and Basic Technique

    Paul Carroll

    Price: £76.00 - Saving 19.00 (20%)

    The late 17th century through to the end of the 18th century saw rapid progress in the development of woodwind instruments and the composition of a vast body of music for those instruments. During this period a large amount of...
    Format: Hardback  -  Released: 02/09/1999

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