Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips and Remedies


Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problemsA combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear. Tried and tested tips to cure ailments such as warts, arthritis, and gout are interspersed with ancient old wives' tales such as shaving a live chicken and tying it to the grointo ward off the plague. Taking in money-saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management, and age-old remedies, the book demonstrates that while some tales are not to be relied upon, a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits. These fascinating tips and tricks will remind read more

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ISBN:

9781782431473

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

20cm x 14cm

RRP:

$27.99

Category:

Pop Culture , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

02 January 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Polly Bloom