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
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 26 mm
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A delightful gift for all those magpies out there. I'm sure we all know at least one.
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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.
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I wish this amount of dedication went into every book. Each page is a well thought out, colourful delight, even with some of interactivity.
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