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A fascinating and absorbing miscellany of traditional wisdom, stories and superstitions about plants, trees and flowers, which will entertain and inform all lovers of plants and... Read more
A wealth of stories, myths and legends about animals are gathered together in this fascinating book. Here you will discover traditional wisdom and also highly fanciful superstitions, intriguing tales and amusing anecdotes. Sequel to Plant Lore and Legend.
This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.
This fascinating compilation of accumulated wisdom includes traditional sayings and superstitions to explain whether, and why, they still work today. With advice on the practical necessities of cooking, gardening, housekeeping and health, as well as proverbial wisdom concerning good behaviour for children, adults and life in general.
Unearths a wealth of intriguing truths about British royal domestic life, royal celebrations, royal etiquette, wisdom and sayings, and how they have shaped history. Covering the period from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, this book presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics.
Presents a collection of accumulated wisdom, old wives' tales and gardening proverbs. This work contains generations of advice, both sound and questionable, from considering the seasons and wildlife in your garden, to growing better fruit, vegetables, herbs and trees. It is also a tribute to the time-honoured traditional gardening techniques.
Trying to understand the wonders and mysteries of the natural world has been a human preoccupation since the earliest times. It is therefore hardly surprising that from all corners of the globe a wealth of stories, myths and legends about plants has been passed down to us, gathered together in this fascinating volume.
This guide to the world of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, reveals the habits of the great and the good of the Edwardian era and the duties of the servants that made it all possible. All the tips and tricks of Edwardian housekeeping are revealed from growing prize blooms and vegetables in the garden to preparing cuisine in the kitchen.
Contains advice on simple ways to run an environmentally-friendly home, based around well known, and not so well known, sayings. This title presents a collection of traditional wisdom that shares how our forbears lived well within the resources available.
Each entry shows how the advice came into popular use and explains the scientific logic behind the saying - in most cases proving it sound, Additional information related to the saying can then lead the reader off in many directions.
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