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Biblioasis Fall 2020

The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
A Ghost Story for Christmas
By (author): M.R. James Illustrated by: Seth Seth
M.R. James ,

Illustrated by :

Seth Seth


Biblioasis - Windsor



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 27, 2020
$9.50 CAD


6in x 4 x 0.32 in | 60 gr


5 B&W illustrations
Horror and supernatural fiction|Fiction: general and literary|Holidays, events and seasonal interest
World-renowned illustrator Seth returns with three new Christmas ghost stories for 2020.

After receiving word that his Uncle Henry has gone missing, W.R. travels to his town to join in the search, but soon suspects his uncle is already dead. After an unusual encounter with a traveling salesman, W.R. has a nightmare about a terrifying puppet show—and a ghostly clergyman.

Montague Rhodes James was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36). He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1913–15). He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which some regard as among the best in the genre, and is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story."

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named “Inkwell’s End.”

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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