FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $59 or more

$4 OFF your purchase of $60 or more!
Use coupon code SATURDAY in checkout.

A Word to the Wise Traditional Advice and Old Country Ways

, by
A Word to the Wise Traditional Advice and Old Country Ways by Binney, Ruth, 9780486828732
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780486828732 | 0486828735
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/17/2019
  • Rent Book

    (Recommended)

    $10.01
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours

    $13.91
  • eBook

    Available Instantly

    Online: 365 Days

    Downloadable: Lifetime Access

    $17.94
If you've ever wondered whether carrots improve your vision (they do) and why elephants have great memories, consult A Word to the Wise. You'll discover that it's never too late to learn from a proverb or an old wives' tale. This captivating book is a fascinating compilation of age-old expressions and customs, and its insights cover everything from health tips and kitchen tricks to gardening know-how and hints for predicting the weather.
Folklorist Ruth Binney explains the truth behind such traditions as polishing windows with newspaper and blowing out birthday candles in a single breath. She also discusses whether classic adages are still relevant or, like eating oysters only in "R" months, their truths have faded with the passage of time. This charmingly illustrated volume of enduring wisdom makes a splendid keepsake as well as a fine gift.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...