A treasure trove of age-old customs and time-honoured advice, as well as intriguing old wives' tales.A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes:*A brief history of old wives' lore*Remedies for health and well-being*Practical guidance for home and garden*Tips on predicting the weather*Eccentric cures for a range of problemsRevealing that a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits, but also how a lot of tales are not to be relied upon, this fascinating compendium of tips and tricks shows how sometimes old advice is still the best.
Polly Bloom is a freelance writer, blogger and author and a regular contributor to various magazines and journals. Polly has written several books on a wide variety of subjects including food and drink, history and philosophy and family relationships. Polly lives by the sea in Brighton with her faithful grey cat Isley.
Format Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 19.05mm | 181.44g
Publication date 01 Nov 2016
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom