A treasure trove of age-old customs and time-honoured advice, as well as intriguing old wives' tales. A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes: *A brief history of old wives' lore *Remedies for health and well-being *Practical guidance for home and garden *Tips on predicting the weather *Eccentric cures for a range of problems Revealing that a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits, but also how a lot of tales are not to be relied upon, this fascinating compendium of tips and tricks shows how sometimes old advice is still the best.
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