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The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland By Steve Roud

The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland
by Steve Roud

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Are black cats lucky or unlucky? What should you do when you hear the first cuckoo? Since when have people believed that it's unlucky to shoot an albatross? Why does breaking a mirror lead to misfortune? This collection answers these and other questions about the world of superstitions, and aims to form a browsable guide to this subject.
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The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland by Steve Roud

Are black cats lucky or unlucky? What should you do when you hear the first cuckoo? Since when have people believed that it's unlucky to shoot an albatross? Why does breaking a mirror lead to misfortune? This fascinating collection answers these and many other questions about the world of superstitions and forms an endlessly browsable guide to a subject that continues to obsess and intrigue.

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About Steve Roud


Steve Roud has been researching British folklore for over thirty years and is the joint author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore. He lives in Sussex.

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GOR002681460
The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland by Steve Roud
Steve Roud
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-04-06
576
0140515127
9780140515121
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