Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies (Paperback)
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Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies (Paperback)

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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 problems Revealing 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.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782435174
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

"This little book collects rumours and remedies passed down by females through history." --Woman's Weekly
"Illuminating the historical background to many old tales, it offers much wisdom wrapped up within a light and entertaining package." --Good Book Guide
"Eccentric but informative . . . this light-hearted book of old-fashioned tips and remedies suggests that traditional cures are sometimes best." --Discover Your History

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This book of Old Wives' Lore is a wonderful read, not to mention beautifully presented. As a young wife myself I was pleasantly surprised to see that the counsel of my forebears was still quite relevant in my... More

Hardback edition
27th January 2014
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“Makes a great gift!”

This is a fabulous book full of fascinating facts and old-fashioned remedies that can be made easily and cheaply at home. While some of the old wives' tales may be less favourable today, e.g. a pauper's cure... More

Hardback edition
18th January 2014
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Useful and curious ways to treat remedies! Not sure I'm brave enough to try all of them, are you?!

Hardback edition
16th June 2014
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