The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells (Hardback)
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The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 15/10/2015
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The Magpie and the Wardrobe - A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations.

Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine's Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious.

Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781910496459
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 26 mm

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“Perfect gift for all those magpies out there”

A delightful gift for all those magpies out there. I'm sure we all know at least one.
This is a book that is a little bit different and will charm different people for different reasons. a beautiful book that... More

Hardback edition
27th October 2015
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“Beautiful and charming!”

The Magpie and The Wardrobe is a gorgeous, lavishly made gift book, full of tales of folklore and magic.
The book is divided into monthly chapters, with an overview of any well known celebrations but also some quirky... More

Hardback edition
25th October 2016
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“Absolutely Stunning”

I wish this amount of dedication went into every book. Each page is a well thought out, colourful delight, even with some of interactivity.

I was provided a review copy, and I'm so thankful for it. It's a... More

Hardback edition
8th December 2015
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