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Old Wives' Lore

A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies

Extent: 224pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 03/03/2016

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782435174

Categories: Nostalgia

About the Book

A treasure trove of age-old customs and time-honoured advice, as well as intriguing old wives’ tales.

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
*Eccentric cures for a range of problems

Revealing that a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits, but also how a lot of tales are not to be relied upon, this fascinating compendium of tips and tricks shows how sometimes old advice is still the best.


  • 'This little book collects rumours and remedies passed down by females through history', Woman's Weekly
  • 'Illuminating the historical background to many old tales, it offers much wisdom wrapped up within a light and entertaining package', The Good Book Guide
  • 'Eccentric but informative... this light-hearted book of old-fashioned tips and remedies suggests that traditional cures are sometimes best', Discover Your History