Meet Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Young adults, Adults, Seniors
Welcome to Queensland, 1984. We hope you enjoy your day at the races.
Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong?
In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how – through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck – the scheme gradually unravelled.
The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless – with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure.
Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.
Join authors Peter and Pat as they discuss their eye-opening book, The Fine Cotton Fiasco. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Peter and Pat to sign.
To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite or phone the library.
Bookings required. Phone Sunnybank Hills Library on 07 3407 0571 to reserve your place.
Sunnybank Hills Library, Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown, 661 Compton Road, Sunnybank Hills