Trouble Brewing – a novel beer drinkers will raise a glass to

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Trouble Brewing – a novel beer drinkers will raise a glass to


There have been plenty of non-fiction books written about beer and brewing but you’d be hard pressed to come up with a novel that’s got its feet firmly planted under the taproom table. Trouble Brewing by Paul Carroll may finally be the story that beer-drinking book lovers have been waiting to raise a glass to.

Set in the imaginary Yorkshire town of Brimdale Trouble Brewing follows disgraced former celebrity chef Brian Parkin as he leads a campaign to save the Brimdale Brewery and its ‘miracle’ Brim ale from closure. This light-hearted, comic and entertaining read, full of twists and turns, has already been dubbed ‘Ready Steady Cook meets the Full Monty’.

Trouble Brewing certainly has fun with predatory mega-breweries intent on world domination not to mention the Brexit-era uncertainty a tiny brewery like Brimdale has to deal with.

Author Paul Carroll, who was actually born in a pub in Leeds, crams a quirky assortment of characters including a grouchy ex-cricketer, a world champion ferret legger, a historical novelist and a wrestler’s daughter into his imaginary snug.

But he has a warning for readers. ‘Enjoy responsibly. One page may lead to another’.

Trouble Brewing, ISBN: 9781788037327, is available now from Amazon and usual outlets. Paperback is priced at £8.99, E-book at £3.99.

Paul Carroll

Brought up and educated in Leeds, Paul studied English at the University of Manchester before going on to run his own successful PR consultancy. Nowadays Paul concentrates on his writing. Trouble Brewing is his third novel following A Matter of Life and Death (Matador, 2012) and Written Off (Matador, 2016).

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