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Geoffrey McSkimming Geoffrey McSkimming i(A507 works by)
Born: Established: 1962 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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McSkimming went to university then became a professional actor for five years, appearing in stage plays in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. He was also employed in some television commercials and short films. From 1991 he wrote humorous children's novels and travelled widely researching their background.

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y separately published work icon Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2012 Z1881116 2012 single work children's fiction children's detective mystery Conjuring is in Phyllis Wong's veins. It was passed down from her great-grandfather who, before his mysterious disappearance, was one of the world's most brilliant and successful magicians. Now Phyllis lives in what was his grand old home, converted into a number of apartments, in the middle of the city with her father and her loyal dog Daisy. When a series of incomprehensible robberies takes place in the city, Phyllis realises there is much more to the crimes than meets the eye. It may be baffling her friend Chief Inspector Inglis, but Phyllis is determined to find out more. Who is this thief? What does he want? And how is he achieving the impossible? (libraries Australia).
2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Upper Primary
y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods : A Tale of Disposable Despicableness Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1996 Z918066 1996 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour 'When an ancient alabastron is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum, only one man can help - Cairo Jim! The seemingly ordinary vase is home to a potent force that must not be allowed to escape, and when the treacherous Captain Bone gets his manicured fingers on the alabastron, Jim fears the darkest consequences for all mankind' (Source: Google books).
1996 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Best Novel
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