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Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives
     

Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives

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by Harry Oliver
 

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Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter.

In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf

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Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter.

In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover:
*Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck.
*The best day of the week to ask for a favor.
*Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399536090
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
886,855
Product dimensions:
4.43(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Writer and editor Harry Oliver holds a fascination for the quirky stories behind aspects of our everyday lives. The author of Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops, he lives and works in London.

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Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Dreampaw was adopted into Leafclan when he was just a kit. His mother was a member of Gemclan but died a couple of moons after Dreampaw birth from a curable illness but wasn't able to treated by a medicine cat. Dreampaw was guided to the orphanage by cats with stars in their fur but was separated from his sister. Now he happily trains to be the medicine cat his mother never got. Appearance: brown with black stripes like a tiger with emerald eyes. Kin: Mom and dad (Dead/missing), Gemkit (sister) Theme song: Stone Walls -We The Kings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twilightstar, we need to talk about a few things. Hopefully you can...this is what I have noticed. <br> <p> ~ Apprentice Ceremonies ~ <br> Ranvenkit, Sparrowkit, Eaglekit, Hawkkit, and Dovekit need their ceremonies. Here is the list of the mentors I think should get apprentices. <br> Ravenkit-- Silverdawn, or Summerheart <br> Sparrowkit-- Lostmoon or Leaf <br> Eaglekit-- either one of us <br> Hawkkit-- Katsuto or Willow <br> Dovekit-- Larkflight or Ashfeather <br> I would really like to take Eaglekit, beacause you have trained a lot of apprwntices. And I have warrior me ideas for at least three of them. What do you think? <br> <p> ~ 2nd Annual Gathering ~ <br> Will we attend? If so, these are the cats who should attend. <br> Us <br> Ashfeather <br> Lostmoon <br> Silverdawn[?] <br> Summerheart[?] <br> Two random apprentices from the list above. All rped by the same person, I think! <br> <p> ~ Names ~ <br> Are Leaf and Willow, along with Katsuto keeping those names? If so, then fine. We need to find out... <br> <p> Can I do the next meeting? Please? Maybe we can alternate. So, what do you think about all of these? Please reply ASAP! Raven Sparrow Eagle Hawk Dove
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello? Topazleaf?
crafterDEB More than 1 year ago
Excellent for wives tales sayings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago