Tommy Barnes worked as a graphic designer in London while performing as a stand-up comedian in his spare time. Happily made redundant, he set off to find a new life in France with his girlfriend Rose and this is their story.
"Wackadoodle, often plain surreal but always endearing, this
hard-knocks-life memoir is a riot." --France Today
"Inevitably comparisons will be made to Peter Mayle's writings on Provence, but A Beer in the Loire adds another dimension by setting out the difficulties of setting up a brewery. It also includes, as chapter headings, some very interesting recipes for brewing IPA, which readers might like to attempt. . . . A Beer in the Loire is both entertaining and informative. . . . If, like the late Peter Mayle, Tommy Barnes decides to write a sequel it will be a must to read." --Travel Begins at 40