Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland

Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland

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This survey not only explains what people have believed and why, but when superstitions arose, which parts of the country adopted them, how they evolved and what people today believe. Drawing extensively on literary sources from medieval times to the present, the book settles many arguments, debunks many myths and provides in the process an interesting sideways view of social customs and beliefs over the centuries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 56mm | 979.77g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0141006730
  • 9780141006734

About Steve Roud

Steve Roud is an expert on folklore and superstition and co-author of the OXFORD DICTIONARY OF BRITISH FOLKLORE. He lives in Maresfield, East Sussex.
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