One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore


A captivating collection of the origins and meanings of traditional sayings from the folklore of the countryside. Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that we use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore, such as: 'One swallow doesn't make a summer'; 'March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb'; 'One for sorrow, two for joy'. Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. However, in One for Sorrow readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating stories and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived from the oral history read more

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ISBN:

9781782435181

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$17.99

Category:

Pop Culture

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 July 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chloe Rhodes