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A beer in the Loire / Tommy Barnes.

By: Barnes, Tommy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Muswell Press, 2018Description: 228 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1999811747; 9781999811747.Subject(s): Barnes, Tommy -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Loire River Valley | Brewing -- Anecdotes | Loire River Valley (France) -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Anecdotes. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 914.4581048412 Summary: "Frustrated by a dead end job, fed up with renting and the loathsome daily commute and, to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian, Tommy Barnes was at breaking point. But he didn't break - instead he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose to pursue his dream of brewing beer. Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are beset by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), mad neighbours and an unexpected pregnancy. Not to mention, Burt the Satanic dog who truly has it in for his master. Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location a collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast of humour and heart."-- Amazon.com.
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Tommy Barnes was fed up; frustrated by his boring job, loathing the daily commute and to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn't break; he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose.Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), excitable neighbours , a destructive puppy and an unexpected pregnancy.When it looks like the money has run out. Tommy has an epiphany. Beer will save him, of course it will, it always has. After all there is a craft beer revolutions sweeping the world. Sadly it turns out that 20 years of drinking beer doesn't qualify you to brew it.Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast

Maps on lining papers.

"One family's quest to brew British beer in French wine country"--Cover.

"Frustrated by a dead end job, fed up with renting and the loathsome daily commute and, to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian, Tommy Barnes was at breaking point. But he didn't break - instead he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose to pursue his dream of brewing beer. Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are beset by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), mad neighbours and an unexpected pregnancy. Not to mention, Burt the Satanic dog who truly has it in for his master. Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location a collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast of humour and heart."-- Amazon.com.