Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives

Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives

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Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives by Harry Oliver, Mike Mosedale

An intriguing look at the origins of some of our most popular superstitions and old wives tales. People have knocked on wood to ward off misfortune, or watched a bride throw a bouquet over her head at a wedding, but how often have they stopped to consider where such customs originate, or why they endure? Behind many of our daily rituals and beliefs lies a fascinating history of weird and wonderful notions, some rational, others fanciful. In this diverting volume, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind our rich traditions to explain them with characteristic wit and flair. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers or worry about the next Friday the 13th, dip into this little book to find out why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843581628
Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author


Writer and Editor Harry Oliver's love affair with the English language led him to study Literature the University of London where he attained his degree. On leaving he entered the world of publishing. Author of two other books, he lives and works in London.

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