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  • Animal Lore and Legend
    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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  • A Word to the Wise
    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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  • Plant Lore and Legend
    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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  • Royal Family Life
    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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  • The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways
    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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  • The English Countryside
    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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  • Nature's Ways
    Nature's Ways (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Uncovering the truth behind many generations' worth of superstitions and customs relating to plants and animals, this is a miscellany of traditional wisdom, proverbial sayings and modern science.

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  • Wise Words & Country Ways Slipcased Set
    Wise Words & Country Ways Slipcased Set (Paperback) Ruth Binney

    A collection of generations of advice, old wives' tales, proverbs and country wisdom. It features tips and advice on a range of subjects; from cooking methods, ways to run an environmentally-friendly home and invaluable advice on your garden.

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  • Wise Words and Country Ways
    Wise Words and Country Ways (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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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  • The English Countryside
    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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  • Wise Words and Country Ways for House and Home
    Wise Words and Country Ways for House and Home (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    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.

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  • The Allotment Experience
    The Allotment Experience (English, Paperback) Ruth Binney

    Getting an allotment into shape and keeping it that way is a challenge. This guide covers the range of vegetables to grow, fruit and herbs as well as favourite allotment flowers. It offers ideas for cooking and preserving. It shows how to cultivate everything from beans and broccoli to raspberries, radicchio and gladioli.

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  • Wise Words & Country Ways Weather Lore
    Wise Words & Country Ways Weather Lore (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    With the most colourful, poetic and picturesque country sayings and phrases, this title offers a nostalgic delight that satisfies our fascination for the now lost wisdom of our ancestors and indulges our obsession with the weather, whilst reminding us how our generation has lost touch with the rhythms of the natural world.

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  • The Illustrated Wise Words and Country Ways
    The Illustrated Wise Words and Country Ways (Paperback) Ruth Binney

    Offers health tips, kitchen tricks, gardening know-how, and even predicting the weather. Helping to discover that it's never too late to learn from experience, this work presents a variety of traditional sayings, superstitions and axioms and explains whether, and why, they still work.

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  • Wise Words and Country House Ways
    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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  • Love, Luck and Lessons for Life
    Love, Luck and Lessons for Life (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    The fascinating answers to the questions of everyday life are all in Love, Luck and Lessons for Life. Why do lovers 'tie the knot' and keep their letters safely bound with a red ribbon? Why is it unlucky to open an umbrella indoors or split your sides laughing? What fate might befall you if you found a beetle walking over your shoe, a fox crossing your path, or if you dream of roses? What signs do...

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  • Wise Words and Country Ways for Cooks
    Wise Words and Country Ways for Cooks (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    A collection of cooking and kitchen-based sayings, proverbs and country wisdom. It features tips and advice on a range of subjects from meat and fish to fruit and veg, cooking methods to kitchen equipment, providing pertinent lessons in the healthier and much less wasteful ways of former generations.

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  • Country Lives Remembered
    Country Lives Remembered (Hardback) Brian P. Martin

    Contains stories of Britain's most colourful countrymen and women from the past.

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