When he returns to England from the Civil Service, a man takes up residence in an old country home. Enchanted by midsummer days in the garden, he decides to install a sundial. As he waits for it to be delivered, the days grow shorter and his dreams grow dark—and when the sundial finally arrives, it isn’t alone.
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.
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.”
“The tension and dread creep through each story like an unseen monster, gaining in size and with each page and readying to pounce. Seth’s monochromatic and stark illustrations throughout add an extra dose of spooky to these stories of the supernatural.”
—Lindsey Childs, Prairie Fire
“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