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  • Animal Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Animal Lore and Legend (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • The English Countryside by Ruth Binney
    The English Countryside (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways by Ruth Binney
    The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • Royal Family Life by Ruth Binney
    Royal Family Life (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • A Word to the Wise by Ruth Binney
    A Word to the Wise (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • The English Countryside by Ruth Binney
    The English Countryside (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Explores the flora and fauna, customs and traditions that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the modern farming methods and woodland management, this title lets you discover many facts about rural England.

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  • Animal Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Animal Lore and Legend (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    From ancient legends to everyday fact, this handsome hardcover gift edition reflects our perceptions of the animal kingdom, forming a treasury of tales, legends, and proverbs related to wild and domestic creatures.

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  • Plant Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Plant Lore and Legend (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    This charmingly illustrated hardcover gift edition provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, stories, and superstitions related to plant life. Its mix of fact and fancy will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.

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  • Wise Words and Country House Ways by Ruth Binney
    Wise Words and Country House Ways (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • The The No.1 Book of Numbers by Ruth Binney
    The The No.1 Book of Numbers (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Why is 7 a lucky number and 13 unlucky? Why does a jury traditionally have `12 good men and true', and why are there 24 hours in the day? This fascinating book explores the world of numbers from pin numbers to book titles, and from the sixfold shape of snowflakes to the way our roads, houses and telephone numbers are designated in fact and fiction.

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  • Plant Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Plant Lore and Legend (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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