“The Potter’s Thumb” is a 1900 historical novel by Flora Annie Steel. Flora Annie Steel (1847 – 1929) was an English writer who notably lived in British India for 22 years and is best remembered for her books set or related to the sub-continent. This fascinating novel offers the reader a glimpse into colonial India that is typical of Steel’s fiction, weaving a delicate story to the backdrop of British imperialism in an exotic land. An entertaining and insightful novel, “The Potter’s Thumb” is highly recommended for those with an interest in India’s history and will not disappoint those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author. Also by this author: “Tales of the Punjab” (1894) and “The Flower of Forgiveness” (1894). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.