Today, at The Children's Bookshop, Beecroft, Paul Macdonald introduced the irrepressible author Geoffrey McSkimming, of "Cairo Jim" fame, to a young audience who'd come to celebrate the start of Book Week with some magic! Geoffrey read from his new novel, "Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto", the first in a projected series of six books. His professional magic adviser on the book, Sue-Anne Webster, performed some wonderful feats with the help of members of the audience. There were autographs and collectible lapel badges for all!
Author Geoffrey McSkimming is about to unleash his "Saturday imagination", and magician Sue-Anne Webster prepares to catch it in a paper bag at The Children's Bookshop. (For his weekday imagination, Geoffrey would need a bigger container.)
A highlight of the event: Geoffrey: "Any questions?" Comment from audience: "What's behind that black cloth?" Geoffrey: "Books I didn't write."