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


After her parents pass away, young Rosamond is raised by her nurse in her Aunt's ancestral home, where the two discover an exceptionally beautiful old portrait. A relative, distant or close? And is that the strange sound of a distant organ, or simply the wind?

Steeped in traditions older than the Christmas we often celebrate in modern times, ghost stories told at Christmas were a reflection of the ideas of ending and rebirth (both of the year and crops), as well as reflecting on the darkness (both outside and within). As people gather with families, it is natural to remember those who are no longer amongst the group and to share tales with younger generations.

The Old Nurse's Story is one such story that is shared with a Christmas spirit. Originally told by Elizabeth Gaskell, this single story is one in a group of Christmas Ghost Stories that are perfect for holiday gatherings.

Size: 10.2 x 15.3 cm (4 x 6 inches)