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Old Nurse's Story, The
A Ghost Story for Christmas
By (author): Elizabeth Gaskell Illustrated by: Seth
Elizabeth Gaskell ,

Illustrated by :

Seth

Imprint:

Biblioasis - Windsor

ISBN:

9781771963152

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 15, 2019
$8.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

6in x 4 x 0.42 in | 165 gr

Illustrations:

5 B&W illustrations
Biblioasis
FICTION / Ghost
Fiction: general and literary|Holidays, events and seasonal interest
After her parents pass away, young Rosamond is raised by her nurse in the ancestral home of her aunt, Miss Furnivall. One day the two uncover an exceptionally beautiful old portrait. A relative, distant or close? And is that the strange sound of a distant organ, or simply the wind?

About the Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories Series

Halloween might seem like the spookiest time of year, but H.R. Wakefield, Walter de la Mare, and Daphne du Maurier felt otherwise. They were among the many authors who set their scariest stories during the dark and shivering days of—yes, Christmas.

Biblioasis is thrilled to announce three new books in this series of beautifully illustrated collectibles that share these classic Christmas ghost stories with readers across North America. Seth, our world-famous and beloved cartoonist, has designed and illustrated each book in his own inimitable way. Trimmed to fit the coziest stocking, they're specifically made for placement beside the registers of the finest bookstores.


Elizbeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer known for her interest in Victorian social class dynamics.

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of The New Yorker. He is also Lemony Snicket's partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions, and has illustrated and designed a new, deluxe edition of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. He is the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright. He lives in Guelph, ON, Canada.

  • Attractively designed and illustrated by well-known cartoonist Seth (creator of several New Yorker covers, graphic novels, etc.
  • Small trim size and inexpensive price = perfect for register display.Attractive Seth-designed loader ideal for register placement available.
  • Similar series of Xmas Ghost Stories by Galley Beggar Press have sold 30,000+ in UK
  • Very strong response from media looking for "feel good" holiday news stories from multiple angles, including: 1) reviving old traditions, 2) novel and appealingly counter-intuitive take on Christmas as a spooky time of year, 3) Seth's recognition and reputation for great interviews 4) inclusion in holiday shopping gift guides
  • Potential marketing to specialty shops, incl. comic book stores, Christmas gift stores
  • Striking design and classic stories make the books appealing as collectibles.

For more information contact
[email protected]

Praise for Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories

“[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills—and charm.” —John Williams, New York Times Book Review

“I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year.”—Patton Oswalt

“These are beautiful little books … [My family’s] been reading them at home, and we’ve actually put them away so we can re-read them on Christmas Eve.” —Matt Galloway, CBC’s Metro Morning

“For Seth, this is really a labour of love.” —Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

“The two classic Christmas ghost stories that Seth and Biblioasis fashioned last year were a huge success for us. Nifty packaging, striking design—so Seth.” —Ben McNally, Ben McNally Books, Toronto, ON

“Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories series resurrects the legacy of fireside tales at Christmas with these beautifully illustrated editions.”—John Toews, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB

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