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Rhyming romps and other perverse verses



Author Geoffrey McSkimming a.k.a. The Scribbler, is a best-selling author who has written hundreds of stories, poems, plays, comic serials and documentaries through his published works which have featured in bookshops around the world and in the longest running children’s literary magazine—The School Magazine. He is a trained actor who has trodden the boards in the Queensland Theatre Company and has put these stage skills to good use in his captivating author presentations for schools, literary events and book festivals around Australia and throughout the world to inspire young people to read, learn and use their imaginations … and to give older people a good giggle … and hear him wax lyrical on The School Magazine YouTube Channel and on our YouTube channel 9 Diamonds Press.

The Startling Tale of Hamlet
Prince of Denmark

A fresh look at the classic story, retold in verse with lots of weirdness thrown in.

Ogre in a Toga

9 Diamonds Press is re-publishing this collection of perverse verses.

Coming soon!


An ode to a magical dragon …

… from the ancient land of the Picts

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