Library to host local author Todd Alexander

Published on 19 January 2021

Photo of local author local author Todd Alexander holding a goat.

Cessnock Library is excited to host an author talk with Australian bestselling author and local, Todd Alexander on Thursday 11 February.

Todd will be presenting on his new book, You’ve Got To Be Kidding: A Shedload of Wine & A Farm Full Of Goats, a hilarious new take on country life. It’s been called, “an unvarnished, hilarious peep behind the scenes of country life from Australia's favourite tree-changer” by Di Morrissey.

In 2012, Todd threw away his corporate career to run a vineyard and accommodation business with his partner, Jeff, in the Hunter Valley.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. Well 60,000 hours since Todd and Jeff's tree change, they should have nailed country life, right?  Sure, they've made great wine, built stunning villas and even learnt how to look after rescued farm animals - but how does anyone plan for the fury of Mother Nature? Bushfires, drought, sick animals, failed crops, snakes, broken machinery, insurmountable debts, the unstoppable breeding of a peafowl ...

Just when they think they're on top of things, they find another hurdle in their way. Despite fierce determination, a willingness to evolve and irrepressible humour, these boys find themselves down for the count.

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging locals to come along and enjoy this fabulous and free author talk. Copies of Todd’s book will be available for sale and signing.

Todd is also the author of the bestselling memoir Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga, two novels, and eight non-fiction books.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Cessnock Library on 4993 4399,online or at the library desk.

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