Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives

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We have all touched wood to ward off misfortune, or seen a bride throw a bouquet over her head at a wedding, but how often do we stop to think about where such customs come from, or why we still use them? The truth is that behind many of our daily rituals and beliefs lies a fascinating history of weird and wonderful notions, some rational, others fanciful, that provide a rich and entertaining addition to our lives. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, best-selling author Harry Oliver has delved into the stories ...

Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives 2009, John Blake Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844548118

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Black Cats and April Fools: Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives 2007, Blake Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843581628

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