Dictionary of Superstitions

Dictionary of Superstitions

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by David Pickering
     
 

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A-Z guide to the origins and meaning of superstitions. Find a wealth of fascinating facts and a number of fun "spells" to try—including a rhyme to say to the new moon for revealing the identity of your true love. For those who believe in "breaking a leg," or for anyone interested in folklore and popular culture, sure to be an entertaining read as well as an… See more details below

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A-Z guide to the origins and meaning of superstitions. Find a wealth of fascinating facts and a number of fun "spells" to try—including a rhyme to say to the new moon for revealing the identity of your true love. For those who believe in "breaking a leg," or for anyone interested in folklore and popular culture, sure to be an entertaining read as well as an invaluable reference. 320 pages, 5 1/2 X 8 3/4.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304345359
Publisher:
Cassell P L C
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

David Pickering is a highly experienced freelance writer and editor who specialises in compiling arts and general reference books. An English language and literature graduate of St Peter's College, Oxford, his credits as author and editor have included, among many more, BREWER'S 20TH CENTURY PHRASE AND FABLE, THE CASSELL DICTIONARY OF WITCHCRAFT, THE CASSELL DICTIONARY OF FOLKLORE, PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF FIRST NAMES, COLLINS PIRATES, CLASSIC SHORT STORIES, CLASSIC GHOST STORIES, CLASSIC HORROR STORIES, the novel AND STONES SHALL DANCE and two volumes of short stories. He lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons.

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