|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2005|
|Publisher:||David & Charles|
Why do lovers "tie the knot" and keep their letters safely bound with a red ribbon? Why is it unlucky to open an umbrella indoors? What fate might befall you if you find a beetle walking over your shoe or a fox crossing your path, or if you dream of roses? The life experience of generations is gathered together in this delightful collection of traditional sayings, superstitions, and wisdom relating to the universal themes of life that concern us most. Here you will find love potions, tokens, and courting rituals; which foods, colors, or days of the week will bring you luck; and how to get happy, stay healthy, attract wealth, and live a long life.