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The Skin Reader and Other Stories-bookcover

By: Karen Elizabeth Potter

The Skin Reader and Other Stories

Pages: 154 Ratings: 4.5
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Did you ever think it is possible that a person’s skin can absorb words from the page of a book? Or perhaps that a book can digest a person?

Maybe you haven’t yet heard that a tree can choose whether or not to become a ‘mother’ or that your very old relative may have returned to his youth several times this week?

Even the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected the human race on a worldwide scale since the year 2020, may have had an extremely unexpected effect on some people, that you probably weren’t aware of.

You are sure to be intrigued and amazed at what can happen within the realms of fantasy. Indeed, within fantasy there are no rules.

As you turn the pages of this small collection of short stories – each very different from the others and yet each with the thread of fantasy running through it you may find yourself very nearly believing what you have read…

Karen lives in North West England, not far from the Lake District, with her husband. She is a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoys a rewarding occupation, supporting people who have a learning disability.

When relaxing, Karen loves walking, cooking and spending time with friends and family. She has had an interest in creative writing since childhood.

Customer Reviews
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2 reviews
  • Sue J O

    All these stories have unexpected twists in the plot combined with a core of optimism. Great for holiday reading.

  • Diane B

    I absolutely loved this collection of short stories.
    I think the shortest story ‘The Tree’ was almost in the style of an old fable or Canterbury Tale. The flow and almost poetic language added such an old world charm that was truly endearing.
    The futuristic ‘Arabella’s Answer’ also contained a moral subtext regarding man’s need to dominate, subjugate and control. Truly reflective of human nature!
    I would highly recommend this book as good read. Perfect for today’s fast paced, busy world.

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