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The Old Nurse's Story

Category: Book
By (author): Gaskell, Elizabeth
Illustrated By: Seth,
Series: Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
Subject:  FICTION / Ghost
  FICTION / Holidays
  FICTION / Horror
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in
Our Price:
$ 8.95
Availability:
Available to order

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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?
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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

Biographical Note

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.