The Old Nurse's Story: A Ghost Story for Christmas


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4.0 X 0.4 X 5.9 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) was a Victorian novelist and short story writer born in London. She became a first-hand witness to the difficult circumstances of labourers in the North after marrying a Manchester preacher. Her best-known works are a social novel North and South (1854), a tale about industrialisation, as well as an episodic novel Cranford set in a fictional town modelled on Gaskell's childhood setting. Both works were published in Dickens's periodical Household Words. Gaskell was also one of the first female biographers as she wrote about the life and works of Charlotte Brönte.
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 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