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Drawing on folklore, tradition, and superstition, this amusing collection is packed with the wisdom you wish your grandparents had passed down to you. It includes methods to cure drunkenness, predict the sex of a baby, and make antidotes to poison — in addition to looking beautiful on your bookshelf.
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Lost Lore is a celebration of the time-honored wisdom upon which we all once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition and superstition, and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts which illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It brings to life the wisdom and practical skills that helped generation after generation, only becoming lost with the advent of mechanization and the technological age.

Following in the footsteps of Lost Crafts, Lost Lore is a beautiful book that will once more immerse you in the pleasures of the past.

About the Author

Una McGovern is a freelance editor and writer, with books on a wide range of subjects to her name. She spent many years making regular forays from Edinburgh to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, before a return to rural Devon brought with it the opportunity to develop an organic kitchen garden, complete with traditional breed chickens. She now lives with her partner in a small Dartmoor town.

Paul Jenner is a writer and journalist specializing in lifestyle subjects. He lives with his partner, three horses, two dogs and two sheep in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, where, when he's not working, he enjoys hiking, riding, cycling, sailing, swimming, diving and snowboarding.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780550105219
Subtitle:
A celebration of traditional wisdom
Author:
Una McGovern and Paul Jenner
Author:
Editors of Chambers
Author:
McGovern, Una
Author:
Jenner, Paul
Author:
Editors of Chambers
Publisher:
Chambers
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091107
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photographs and line drawings
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.38 x 9.63 in

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Drawing on folklore, tradition, and superstition, this amusing collection is packed with the wisdom you wish your grandparents had passed down to you. It includes methods to cure drunkenness, predict the sex of a baby, and make antidotes to poison — in addition to looking beautiful on your bookshelf.

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