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.