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Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips and Remedies
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Michael O''Mara Books
Publication date June 1, 2014
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781782431473
ISBN-10 1782431470
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.95
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Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems

A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear. Tried and tested tips to cure ailments such as warts, arthritis, and gout are interspersed with ancient old wives' tales such as shaving a live chicken and tying it to the groin
to ward off the plague. Taking in money-saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management, and age-old remedies, the book demonstrates that while some tales are not to be relied upon, a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits. These fascinating tips and tricks will remind readers that sometimes old advice is still the best.

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Hardcover
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from Michael O''Mara Books (June 1, 2014)
9781782431473 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear.
Paperback
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from Michael O''Mara Books (November 1, 2016); titled "Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-fashioned Tips & Remedies"
9781782435174 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $12.95
About: 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, and eccentric cures for a range of problems.

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