Graham Hughes is a freelance copy-editor and proofreader based in Chester, England. He is also the author of the ebook A Devilish Pastime, a history of all forms of football – originally published in print (as A Develyshe Pastime), by Sportsbooks in 2009. He has additionally contributed to the When Saturday Comes magazine, and to websites such as TimeTravel-Britain.com, Buzzle.com and eSports Media Group.
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we even agree on what the word 'football' means? A Devilish Pastime traces the intriguing story of how soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past into the modern, mass-audience sports we know today. Updated and enhanced in 2017.