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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find:

Cranes

Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.

Russian proverb

Magpies

One for sorrow, two for joy...

Traditional English rhyme

Owls

The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.

Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III

Peacocks

The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.

Medieval Persian tradition

Ravens

When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.

Cherokee Indian legend

Swans

Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep him faithful.

British superstition

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Synopsis:

Why were barnacle geese once classified as fish? When were kingfisher feathers used as love charms? Flights of Fancy is an endlessly browsable guide to the fascinating stories and bizarre superstitions that surround some of the worlds best-loved birds. Ranging from a traditional Italian account of how the nightingale learned to sing to an exploration of the Welsh belief that eagles breeds storms on Mount Snowdon, its the perfect bedside companion for every birdwatcher.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099509875
Subtitle:
Birds in Myth, Legend and Superstition
Author:
Tate, Peter
Publisher:
Arrow
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 4.35 x .6 in .3125 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Why were barnacle geese once classified as fish? When were kingfisher feathers used as love charms? Flights of Fancy is an endlessly browsable guide to the fascinating stories and bizarre superstitions that surround some of the worlds best-loved birds. Ranging from a traditional Italian account of how the nightingale learned to sing to an exploration of the Welsh belief that eagles breeds storms on Mount Snowdon, its the perfect bedside companion for every birdwatcher.
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