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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

A not-so-perfect tree change

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 living 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?

‘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

Photograph © Leonard Clifford

Todd Alexander has been writing for more than twenty years. His work has been published in magazines and periodicals, and his first novel, Pictures of Us, was published in 2006. Tom Houghton, his second novel, was published in 2015. He lives in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales with his partner, Jeff, where they run a boutique vineyard and accommodation business, Block Eight.

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