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Distilling generations of life experience and superstition into one handy volume, a word to the wise is packed with a wealth of time-honoured advice that still holds good today.


Have you ever wondered why a red sky at night is a shepherd's delight? If breaking a mirror will really bring you seven years of bad luck? Why the old adage not to open the oven door while a cake is cooking is absolutely necessary? Or whether carrots will indeed help you to see in the dark?


Here Ruth Binney provides the answers, bringing together a fascinating variety of traditional sayings and superstitions to explain whether they still work today - and why. From health tips and kitchen tricks to gardening know-how and even predicting the weather, this collection provides a unique and fascinating storehouse of accumulated wisdom.

A Word to the Wise - Ruth Binney

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  • This is a pre-owned book, in excellent used condition. 

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rydon Publishing (20 Oct. 2016)
    • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 191082111X
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1910821114
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.5 x 2 x 14.7 cm

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