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Fowl Play

Paul Coghlan

A Union Pension Fund, A Community Garden, An Individual Greed.

In the sleepy seaside City of Sofia, the Local Government and the Community Garden find themselves targeted by relentless public attacks in the media, backed up by blackmail and extortion.

A shadowy figure has set the community of Sofia, its elected Government and its beloved Community Garden against each other. But why? And who can stop this unrelenting assault?

Enter a malfunctioning ex-copper, a storm water enthusiast, a wine-enriched chook fancier and a garden president prone to catastrophe. Will the unlikely friendship between these oddball community gardeners be enough to stem the rising fury? And who and what is behind these stinking antics?

This cautionary tale offers a humorous antidote to the unstoppable march of greed and power against sustainable and connected community.


About the Author

Paul J. Coghlan is the author of When You Stop Laughing, Go Home, and Impressions of a Young Nation, Timor Leste 2010-2013, a book based on his experience as an Australian Volunteer in Timor Leste during those years.

Paul has been a contributor to the Eureka Street magazine and edited the book Pedals, Paddles and Potholes written by Paul O’Brien.

Paul was a Senior Strategic and Policy Advisor at Victoria Police, the Department of Justice, the Department of Planning and Community Development as well as being a Community Advisor to the Victoria Police Youth Foundation.

Paul has contributed time, effort and expertise to many community organisations, at least two Community Gardens and local protest and national political campaigns.

Paul is a political junkie, who laughed at the idea of Donald Trump ever being President of the United States. (He still thinks he got that one right.)

In 2015 Paul moved to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

He lives there happily to this day.



Fowl Play by Paul Coghlan
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ISBN: 978-1-925952-45-2
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 380 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction -- Pol;itics -- Humour
Distribution: Contact Vivid