Black Cats & Four-leaf Clovers: The Origins Of Old Wives' Tales And Superstitions In Our Everyday Lives by Harry OliverBlack Cats & Four-leaf Clovers: The Origins Of Old Wives' Tales And Superstitions In Our Everyday Lives by Harry Oliver

Black Cats & Four-leaf Clovers: The Origins Of Old Wives' Tales And Superstitions In Our Everyday…

byHarry Oliver

Paperback | September 7, 2010

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Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter.

In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover:
*Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck.
*The best day of the week to ask for a favor.
*Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.
Writer and editor Harry Oliver holds a fascination for the quirky stories behind aspects of our everyday lives. The author of Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops and Flying by the Seat of Your Pants, he lives and works in London.
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Title:Black Cats & Four-leaf Clovers: The Origins Of Old Wives' Tales And Superstitions In Our Everyday…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.92 × 4.54 × 0.72 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0399536094

ISBN - 13:9780399536090

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