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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander
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`This joyously honest account will make you laugh till it hurts, and you'll shed more than a few tears while being captivated by Todd, Jeff and their menagerie of loveable animals' Bradley Trevor Greive AM, international bestselling author of The Blue Day Book and Penguin Bloom Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I'm crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, intent on a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls. Todd will cook, Jeff will renovate. They have a vineyard, they can make wine. They have space, they can grow their own food. They have everything they need to make their dreams come true. How hard can it be? Well, for starters, country air turns their alley cat Leroy into a psychopath. And who knew water was so expensive? How the hell do you get a dead kangaroo out of a dam? And why on earth do uncastrated pigs love to wrestle? Why do pigs think they're human, full stop? From the trials and tribulations of learning to run a vineyard from scratch, to the unexpected joy of adopting homeless goats and toilet training the most charming pig in the world, Helga Hagatha Van Hoggett, this is no perfect tree-change. Despite near-broken bones, broken hearts and empty wallets, Todd and Jeff's incredible adventure delivers a family they never imagined and a life they never thought they'd love so much.

Author Biography

Todd Alexander has been writing for over twenty years. His work has been published in magazines and period-icals and his first novel, Pictures of Us, was published in 2006, and Tom Houghton was published in 2015. How to Buy and Sell on eBay.com.au has sold in excess of 30,000 copies. In 2010, his advanced guide to eBay, How to Make Money on eBay was pub-lished, followed by Why Pay Retail (2011), Get Your Business Online. . . Now! and Every Day Internet at Any Age (both in 2012), The New eBay (2013) and Check 100: Tips for a Successful eBay Business (2014). He lives in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales with his partner where they run a boutique vineyard and accommodation business, Block Eight.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2019
Pages
320
Illustrations
8 page colour picture section
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN-13
9781925791334
Product ID
28051484

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