Wise Words and Country Ways

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David & Charles, Apr 1, 2012 - Reference - 256 pages
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Have you ever wondered why red sky at night is a shepherd's delight? If eating your crusts will make your hair curl? Whether it really works to put white wine on a red wine stain? Or why you should blow out your birthday candles with one breath? The distillation of generations of life experience in one handy volume, Wise Words and Country Ways is a light-hearted compendium of sayings, aphorisms and traditional wisdom on a host of popular topics. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the natural world to useful household tips, health issues, invaluable gardening tips, food and cooking advice and the sense behind manners and customs, this is a book for anyone and everyone.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
LESSONS IN LIFE
9
BETTER HOUSEKEEPING
37
THE GARDENERS FRIEND
67
KITCHEN TIPS
107
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
145
NANNY KNOWS BEST
179
SIGNS OF NATURE
209
INDEX
246
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Ruth Binney has been collecting old sayings, wisdom and traditional remedies for over 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of six other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorset.

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