Annika Perry’s The Storyteller Speaks


I have been following Annika’s blog for some time now and am always eager to hear what she has to say. Whether she writes about her reflections on the extraordinary-ness of life; providing tips for writers; reviewing books; or writing about journeys taken, Annika writes with a sense of profoundness mixed in with whimsy. 
Such is also the case in her collection The Storyteller Speaks.


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Her descriptions shine. Take as example where, in Biding Her Time a young girl  “…smiled sweetly, shaking her head, her long pigtails waving apologetically, the red bows catching the sunlight.” Or her humorous side in Chillies in My Handbag where she “feel(s) the reassuring caress of soft leather – my red Hermes handbag. Subconsciously I bend over and stroke it, with a final pat on the side. My surrogate pet.”
Then there are her stories of death. In A Bouquet of White: “First when they were young its reality as remote as the planets they gazed upon, with the unflagging belief in their own invincibility.” And her most touching and loving piece in memory of her grandfather in Loss of a Patriarch – “A farewell hug to last a lifetime.”

Perry’s stories are emotional pieces. Moving and honest. Filled with love and beautiful imagination.

The Storyteller Speaks Available at:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

29 thoughts on “Annika Perry’s The Storyteller Speaks

  1. Carol, thank you so much for this warm and touching review of my book…I’m so touched to read it! Your words about my blog had me in gentle tears of joy and I was so moved with your description of the stories. I love how you wove in quotations from them into your review and it works seamlessly – this makes me want to read it all over again!! hugs xxxx ❤️

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    • Annika, I had your post ready to go a few days ago but after reading other reviews of your darling book I didn’t want to be repeating what others had said. I have also posted reviews on and I am unable to post a review on Amazon.UK which is really unfortunate. Let me know if you know what I should do and I will be happy to post my review there.
      Wishing you the bestest! 🙂 ❤

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      • Bless you, Carol for all your thought and what I understand is a rewrite of your original post – thank you so much. ❤️I have also experienced some problems with posting on amazon uk (as have others). If you try once more, see if that works otherwise best just leave it. I know a couple from US have succeeded to get theirs on. Thank you so much for all your efforts and wonderful support. It means so much to me. xxx❤️

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  2. Good morning Carol. Thank you so much for sharing Annika’s blog. I will look forward to reading. I do hope all is well in your world and that the new year brings with it good health and much creativity. janet xx

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  3. Annika is a gifted storyteller. I (and you) know this from following her blog where she occasionally posts stories. This book was a no-brainer purchase for me. I savored it in the tiny bites that stories offer.

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    • Jacqui, thank you so much for this great comment and for buying the book. I’m glad you could savour the stories and I really appreciate your wonderful review – that is just fantastic! Your in-depth comments on my posted stories were one of the influences behind this collection – warmest thanks! 😀❤️

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  4. I will postpone buying this after I have my next book completed, “My GRL” by John W. Howell. I have added a busier season to my days now. . . Annika, I will be thrilled to order it soon. Your gentle and upbeat personality have enriched my blogging life, over the years. 🌈 ❤️

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