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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Dec 29, 2020

Coppelius’s Toyshop is one of the busiest stores in New York during the Christmas season. With life-sized toy soldiers on either side of the entrance and characters straight out of fairy tales roaming the aisles filled with toys, it’s a paradise for kids of all ages. It’s not a paradise, however, for Connie...

Dec 15, 2020

The Christmas ghost story was a staple of winter festivities in Victorian and Edwardian England, so we thought we’d discuss one of the most famous ones: Elizabeth Gaskell’s “The Old Nurse’s Story.” The story is told in first person. The nurse, now an older woman, is speaking to a little girl about when her

Dec 1, 2020

On Christmas Eve, while his family is sharing ghost stories around the fireplace, Arthur Kipps remembers his own horrible encounter with a haunting. Kipps, when he was a young and eager lawyer, was sent to Eel Marsh house to sort through the papers of the recently deceased widow, Mrs. Drablow. It should be a rather easy...