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One series of mega books. Yes, my often-announced, not very well defined Mega Book Series is finally hitting the shops. (If you count an online self-publishing site as a shop.)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CHrKKDU9290/TJEJuOn8LRI/AAAAAAAAHao/chrhuNoEGRo/s320/Porter_front_words.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CHrKKDU9290/TJEJuOn8LRI/AAAAAAAAHao/chrhuNoEGRo/s1600/Porter_front_words.jpg)I've thrown around a few titles in the last months. But not this one. Volume I of the Mega Book Series, which will cover all four British beer styles. (Unless Martyn Cornell can persuade me there are only three (http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/so-what-is-the-difference-between-barley-wine-and-old-ale/).) What else could I begin the series with, other than Britains most noble and venerable style: Porter!.

620 pages of non-stop fun. That's two Jeffrey Archer novels. Or Porter!, the longest book ever written about Britain's oldest style. In detail that will send even the most seasoned archivist into a coma, I explore the beer that made London famous. For beer. Table after table after table. Poor jokes, a bit of pretension, quite a few typos and the old insult thrown at style nazis.

And recipes. More than 100. I lost count. Stacks of the bloody things. From 1804 to 1962. All but a handful, I haven't published before.

It's a doorstep of a book. You could always use it to knock a burglar unconscious. And what better present for a loved one? Perhaps for that special woman in your life*.

Buy "Porter!" now (http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/porter/12661935). You won't regret it. Well, perhaps not immediately. When the credit card bill arrives.

Buy "Porter!" now (http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/porter/12661935).

Buy "Porter!" now (http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/porter/12661935).

Shouting. What better way to sell?

* I assume the vast majority of my readers are male. I apologise to any female readers. And homosexuals. I should have just added man to that sentence, shouldn't I?https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5445569787371915337-2608532380293089853?l=barclayperkins.blogspot.com

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