30,000 Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Cessnock Library is excited to be hosting an author talk with Australian bestselling author and now local, Todd Alexander on Thursday 14 March from 5.30 to 6.30pm.

Cessnock Library is excited to be hosting an author talk with Australian bestselling author and now local, Todd Alexander on Thursday 14 March from 5.30 to 6.30pm.  

Todd will be presenting on his new book, Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga, which recounts his story of throwing caution to the wind and abandoning an inner city corporate lifestyle to buy 100 acres in the Hunter Valley: intent on living a golden bucolic life and building a B&B, where he could offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls.  

Todd will cook, Jeff his partner 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. However, it does not all go as planned…  

Todd Alexander has been writing for over twenty years. His work has been published in magazines and period­icals.  

  • 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 pub­lished, 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). 

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging locals to come along and enjoy this fabulous and free author talk.

"This is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of a tree change. Todd’s book has been described as heart-warming, funny and joyous. Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga debuted at number two on the Biography Bestsellers List. This will be a fun, informative and entertaining evening.”  

Copies of Todd’s book will be available for sale and signing on the night, and refreshments will be provided. Book your spot today by calling the Cessnock Library team on 4993 4399, online at libraries.cessnock.nsw.gov.au or book in person at the library desk.

 3/5/2019