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The Open Door: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Category: Book
By (author): Oliphant, Margaret
Illustrated By: Seth
Series: Seth
Subject:  FICTION / Ghost
  FICTION / Holidays
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 9.50
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

World-renowned illustrator Seth returns with three new Christmas ghost stories for 2020.

Retired officer Colonel Mortimer takes a lease on the mansion of Brentwood, the grounds of which share the ruins of an older house, including a strange, vacant doorway, but eerie events begin to unfold and Mortimer's son falls ill. As the supernatural takes hold, Mortimer resolves to do what he must to save his son even as he ventures further into an increasingly horrifying place.

Review Quote*

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

Margaret Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural." She wrote more than 120 works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories, and volumes of literary criticism.

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."