Beautiful Trees

By Nik Perring


Combining brevity with an overarching narrative, Nik Perring’s unusual storytelling is touching and captivating. His Beautiful series follow the lives of Lucy, Lily, and Alexander through words, trees and shapes.


In the second edition of the series, Beautiful Trees, the narrative continues to unravel amidst the branches of some of our greatest trees, brought to life by the rich and playful illustrations of Miranda Sofroniou.


Beautiful trees was released in April 2014 and Beautiful Shapes, the third books in the series, is due to be released in 2016







Nik Perring’s moving and imaginative flash fictions capture whole lives in just a glimpse, a character, a snatch of dialogue, and a few perfectly chosen details.


Michael Kimball, author of Dear Everybody, writing on Not so Perfect





Playful, subversive, poetic and smart, Nik Perring's stories are gems. Every one of them.


3:AM Magazine



Beautifully-produced, poignant and poetic.


Kate Long, author of The Bad Mother’s Handbook, and Something Only We Know




Author Info

Nik Perring




Nik Perring is a short story writer and author from the UK.


His stories have been published in many fine places both in the UK and abroad, in print and online. They have been used on High School distance learning courses in the US, printed on fliers, and recorded for radio. Nik is the author of the children’s book, I Met a Roman Last Night, What Did You Do? EPS, 2006; the short story collection, Not So Perfect, Roastbooks 2010; co-author of Freaks! The Friday Project - Harper Collins, 2012; and Beautiful Words, Roastbooks 2014.


His online home is and he’s on Twitter as @nikperring.




by Miranda Sofroniou



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