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The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland

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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 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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 6th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
576
Dimensions
129x198x26
ISBN-13
9780140515121
Product ID
1684024

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