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One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-fashioned Lore
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Michael O''Mara Books
Publication date November 1, 2016
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781782435181
ISBN-10 1782435182
Dimensions 0.47 by 5 by 8 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.95
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Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home," and "The best-laid schemes o'mice an' men." Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. Here readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating stories and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends, and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside, and it unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of language today. Written with a light touch and expert knowledge, it will entertain and inform in equal measure.


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Hardcover
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from Michael O''Mara Books (October 10, 2012)
9781843177005 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.75 × 4.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" or "Make hay while the sun shines"Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.
Paperback
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from Michael O''Mara Books (November 1, 2016)
9781782435181 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.47 in. | List price $12.95
About: Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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