Wise Words and Country Ways: Traditional Advice and Whether it Works Today

Each entry shows how the advice came into popular use and explains the scientific logic behind the saying - in most cases proving it sound, Additional information related to the saying can then lead the reader off in many directions. Covering a wide range of topics from the natural world (interpreting the behaviour of plants and animals) to useful household tips, health issues, invaluable gardening tips, food and cooking advice and the sense behind manners and customs, this is a book that can appeal to anyone and everyone. Light in style but with a solid historical and scientific heart, this is a book that will draw readers in in a moment and hold them for hours.