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Getting Paid to Drink and Gamble

Yarns and tales from The Daily Telegraph’s greyhound racing and wine journalist

Jeff Collerson

ABC Books

Jeff Collerson is as Australian as Ginger Meggs and twice as funny… a thoroughly hilarious read.

Piers Akerman, The Daily Telegraph

Getting Paid to Drink and Gamble is a rip-roaring assortment of yarns and anecdotes from the often bizarre and sometimes entwined worlds of wine and greyhound racing, collected for more than 40 years by The Daily Telegraph’s Jeff ‘Pigeon’ Collerson.

Kerry Packer, Jeff Fenech, Andrew Johns, Omar Sharif, rock ’n’ roll singer Dion, fight promoter ‘Break Even’ Bill Mordey and wine legends Murray Tyrell, Peter Lehmann and Mick Morris share Collerson’s stage, along with a ragtag array of Damon Runyonesque characters, all part of Australian folklore.

Grab a bottle of wine, a form guide, a copy of Getting Paid to Drink and Gamble and your’re off to a winning start.