WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE SAYS ABOUT YOUR READING HABITS

YOUR favourite tipple may provide a clue to your reading habits, indicating the style of book you reach for first from the library shelf, according to a new study. Whether you’re a beer drinker or prefer a sophisticated glass of white, your choice of poison may now be a way to tell which great read you should pick up next. Like a nice glass of red? You’re likely to be working out whodunit in a crime thriller like Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling. If gin is more your thing you’ll probably be mixing it with a mystery such as Big…

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RARE CASE OF ‘OWT FOR NOWT’ ON YORKSHIRE DAY

Yorkshire-born author Paul Carroll is marking the county’s annual day of celebration by turning against type – he’s giving his new novel, Trouble Brewing, away for free on Tuesday August 1st because it’s a ‘reet good Yorkshire read’. Set in the imaginary White Rose 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 quirky characters, twists and turns, has already been dubbed ‘Ready Steady Cook meets the Full Monty’. To help mark…

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Writer’s ‘Have One on Me’ Pub Shout

Leeds born author Paul Carroll has found an unusual way of getting his new novel, Trouble Brewing, into readers’ hands – he’s secretly leaving copies of the novel around West Yorkshire pubs with the message ‘Read Me’ pasted on the cover. Anybody who finds the book is encouraged to take it, read it and then leave it in another location for somebody else to find. Set in the imaginary White Rose town of Brimdale Trouble Brewing follows disgraced celebrity chef Brian Parkin as he leads a campaign to save the Brimdale Brewery and its ‘miracle’ Brim ale from closure. This…

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Paul Carroll’s latest comic novel Trouble Brewing is no small beer

Set around the fate of a small Yorkshire brewery, Paul Carroll’s latest novel Trouble Brewing is a light-hearted, comic and entertaining read, full of quirky characters, twists and turns. Brian Parkin, a TV celebrity chef whose star is on the wane, is enlisted as an unlikely figurehead to help save the Brimdale 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, as if that wasn’t enough, a rival brewery will stop at nothing to nobble its pesky competitor….

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At the London Book Fair. Extract from Written Off.

Back over at Olympia the man on whom Belinda, if not his client, was pinning all of her hopes was taking a well-earned break from his busy schedule at the London Book Fair. As he looked around for a seat in the busy cafeteria Emily Chatterton beckoned him over to her table. ‘Hugo, I didn’t think I’d see you in here – are you hiding from someone?’ ‘Just taking a well-earned breather away from the madhouse. But you’re here so you must be avoiding somebody too.’ Emily laughed. ‘Let’s just say I had the same idea as you. We should…

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