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A Treasury of British Folklore By Dee Dee Chainey

A Treasury of British Folklore
by Dee Dee Chainey

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An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.

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A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe by Dee Dee Chainey

An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.

Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a person lying on a pillow stuffed with pigeon's feathers could not die? Or that green is an unlucky colour for wedding dresses? In Scotland it was thought you could ward off fairies by hanging your trousers from the foot of the bed, and in Gloucestershire you could cure warts by cutting notches in the bark of an ash tree.

You've heard about King Arthur and St George, but how about the Green Man, a vegetative deity who is seen to symbolise death and rebirth? Or Black Shuck, the giant ghostly dog who was reputed to roam East Anglia?

In this beautifully illustrated book, Dee Dee Chainey tells tales of mountains and rivers, pixies and fairy folk, and witches and alchemy. She explores how British culture has been shaped by the tales passed between generations, and by the land that we live on.

As well as looking at the history of this subject, this book lists the places you can go to see folklore alive and well today. The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival in Cambridgeshire or the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance in Staffordshire for example, or wassailing cider orchards in Somerset.

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About Dee Dee Chainey


Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday. Folklore Thursday is a popular website and Twitter account that brings fascinating legends and tales from all corners of the globe to its followers every Thursday.

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GOR009172369
A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe by Dee Dee Chainey
Dee Dee Chainey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2018-04-05
192
1911358391
9781911358398
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.