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A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & Mistletoe

Regular price £12.99

This beautifully published hardback is stuffed full of customs, traditions, and superstitions from the British Isles. 

 

And yes, there are pixies, maypoles, morris dancers and Green Men among these pages, but you'll also find shape-shifting river spirits, lockpicking frogs, wassailing mummers, and unquiet spirits aplenty.

 

It's a book to remind us why we should NEVER kill a ladybird, why we should rub our warts with a black snail, and why we should consider using our trousers to ward off fairies (who would want to ward off fairies?).

 

Written by Dee Dee Chainey, the co-founder of online folklore magazine #folkloreThursday, this excellent collection reveals how our rich folklore still shapes our lives.

 

Size: 200 x 145mm

Pages: 192

publisher: The National Trust

 

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