Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Country Wisdom

Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Country Wisdom


By (author) Jane Struthers

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 202mm x 36mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 9 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091932440
  • ISBN 13: 9780091932442
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 70,069

Product description

Ever wondered how to predict the weather just by looking at the sky? Or wanted to attract butterflies to your garden? Is there a knack to building the perfect bonfire? And how exactly do you race a ferret? In this world of traffic tailbacks, supermarket shopping and 24-hour internet access, it's easy to feel disconnected from the beauty and rhythms of the natural world. If you have ever gazed in awe at stars in the night's sky, tried to catch a perfect snowflake or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire, then this is the book for you. From spotting Britain's five kinds of owl to gardening by the phases of the moon, and from curing a cold to brewing your own ale, "Red Sky at Night" is packed with instructions and lists, ancient customs and old wives tales, making it an indispensable guide to countryside lore.

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Author information

Jane Struthers lives in rural East Sussex. A professional writer, she shares her 17th-century cottage and organic garden with her husband and two cats.

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"Both a fascinating read and an indispensible guide... a truly inspiring book" Daily Express "In a market cluttered with gifty nostalgia books this one stands head and shoulders above the others... Outstanding" Bath Life