The Fortune-telling Book

The Fortune-telling Book : Reading Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves, Playing Cards and Everyday Omens of Love and Luck

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From the author of The Good Spell Book, this is a primer for amateur fortune-tellers and includes short divinations (how to reveal your future love life, career and whatnot) using different fortune-telling methods, including Tarot cards, playing cards, leaves and dice. It is an easy-to-use, beautiful gift book that will unlock the secrets of the future for anyone with an apple or a pair of dice to hand.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 184 x 16mm | 299.38g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • 25 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752846442
  • 9780752846446

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Following on from her unexpected success with The Good Spell Book, Kemp stays in that novelty/gift book market with an appealing cloth-bound volume decked out with ribbon page marker, "hand-written" special recommendations ("If you don't have a crystal ball, use a bowl of water") and a smattering of floral illustration as a suitably decorative way to encourage divination. While it might not really be possible to locate your future partner with an apple seed, it's fun to experiment along with cartomancy, candle magic, dice, tea leaves and even bay leaf prediction. This is fun, makes an attractive present, and ties in with the surge of interest in all things esoteric and alternative. As astrologer Kemp concludes, "Beautiful and wonderful things do happen, we attract them to us by living in the hope and expectation of them."
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About Gillian Kemp

Gillian Kemp is a freelance writer and astrologer who first encountered gypsies while growing up in rural Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Her horoscope columns appear regularly in Baby and Your Health magazines, and she is a frequent contributor to cable television. She lives in Buckinghamshire.
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89 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 27% (24)
4 31% (28)
3 28% (25)
2 9% (8)
1 4% (4)
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