Lord Of The Irregular Shapes

This book has an interesting CV

I wrote it some years ago. In recent times I found a brilliant illustrator, John Taylor of Taylored Toons, and it was published in 2011.

If you suspend disbelief, you can have some fun with the story. You need to imagine a world where humans are geometrical shapes. The Circles and Squares and Triangles and indeed all other Shapes adore themselves and hate those who are different.

In this fictitious world, there are no mirrors, so the shapes depend on each other to learn about themselves. Each Shape believes it is the perfect form and despises other Shapes.

I’m learning to make things in this new and amazing cyberworld, so I’ve done this little introduction. Here it is and, if I am lucky, it will add to the understanding we get from words alone:


Lord Of The Irregular Shapes: A Children’s Book –  Nine to Ninety A$ 33.50

Just to add to the narrative a little.

The Irregular Shape leaves in despair.

“All I wanted was a friend,” he says. “Just a friend.”

Time passes in his lonely refuge. At least there is nobody there to ignore him and terrorise him.

Such spirits as these find it hard to give in however. Finally his optimism takes over and he eventually decides to return, in one last attempt to find a friend.

A remarkable event changes Shapeworld and gives the Irregular Shape unprecedented importance. It’s world shattering.

Shapism, because of this event, itself disappears from Shapeworld. It’s all explained in the story.

It’s a quirky tale, but I have found my own classrooms responded well to the narrative and the symbolism.


Royce Levi

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Letters to Nowhere


Just for interest: I have a film contract for Letters To Nowhere

This is first a book of stories about human lives. It may also help you towards a better understanding of refugee realities and also international law.

The central figure in this story is a mysterious refugee detained in a remote centre amidst a hostile Australian landscape. He inexplicably disappears at the very beginning of the narrative, leaving behind a cache of letters that is discovered by one of the guards.

The letters tell the stories of an extraordinary range of inmates, befriended by the old man, the enigmatic Number MO131. These letters are each written by the old man to a beautiful young woman, it seems, although there is some brief contention that she may be a figment of his imagination to preserve sanity in this inhospitable place.

The tales that unfold touch on many aspects of the human condition: love and hate, greed and kindness, war and peace, truth and deception, bigotry and compassion, laughter and extremes of sadness. The final letter reveals a surprising truth.

Quotations found when you open the book:

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.

Milton :  Paradise Lost

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Emma Lazarus: from “The New Colossus,” Statue of Liberty engraving

An Unfrequented Verse

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To advance Australia fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia fair.

From Verse 2, Australian National Anthem

There I leave this introduction. As with my other books, the PayPal price ( This book: AU$19.50) will include author signing, comment and postage anywhere in the world.

Welcome and thank you for your visit here,


An afterthought: Habeas Corpus is too precious to abuse by indefinite detention.

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