Ready, Steady, Cook meets The Full Monty...
Brian Parkin, a TV celebrity chef whose star is on the wane, is enlisted as a somewhat unlikely figurehead to help save a Yorkshire brewery in this bittersweet tale. Brimdale is facing closing time as it strives to protect its famous Brim ‘miracle’ ale. Centuries of tradition, as well as jobs, are at stake and a rival brewery will stop at nothing to nobble its pesky competitor.
Brian joins forces with some unlikely allies in the shape of an award-winning historical novelist, a retired cricketer and the world champion ferret legger to send out a message to the world that miracles can happen and Brim must be saved.
The campaigners’ antics raise smiles and tears in equal measure. The town unites, love flourishes, a mother and daughter are reconciled and unlikely heroes emerge. But as the clock ticks down to last orders, is Brim and its miraculous powers all it’s cracked up to be?
Trouble Brewing is contemporary, warm-hearted, full of quirky characters, clever plot twists and amusing set pieces. The book explores celebrity culture, romance, the art of the white lie and throws in Brexit as a chaser. Witty, intelligent and humorous, Paul Carroll’s latest novel will appeal to readers looking for a cheering and enjoyable satire.