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One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore By Chloe Rhodes

One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore
by Chloe Rhodes

This charming book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside and unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of the language we use today.
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One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore Summary


Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that we use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: 'One swallow doesn't make a summer'; 'March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb'; 'One for sorrow, two for joy'. Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. However, in One for Sorrow readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating stories and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside and unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of the language we use today. Written with a light touch and expert knowledge, it will entertain and inform in equal measure - the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the rich and varied heritage of the English language.

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Sku
GOR003264059
Title
One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
192
ISBN 10
1843177005
ISBN 13
9781843177005
Prizes
N/A
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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.