Seven people with ties to New Brunswick tell about their favourite Christmas or “winter season” stories this month. I’ll highlight a title every other day from now until December 25.

Here’s Terry Seguin, host of CBC’s Information Morning Fredericton.

What’s your favourite Christmas or “winter season” story, Terry Seguin?

That is an easy choice: Frederick Forsyth‘s The‎ Shepherd.

For many years CBC announcer Alan Maitland read this story on the program As It Happens. It is a ghost story, really, but one which addresses the mystery and magic of Christmas. It is a masterful and thoughtful work. I enjoyed it so much, my wife surprised me one Christmas morning with a collection of favourite Christmas stories compiled by Mr. Maitland. It’s something I treasure.

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The New Brunswick Public Library Service stocks this title. Click the link to see if it’s available near you now. (You can also get most books shipped to your closest library, free of charge.)

Thank you to Terry Seguin! Follow him on Twitter: @seguincbc.

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Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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