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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Metro Books (8 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844548112
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844548118
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.1 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writer and Editor Harry Oliver holds a fascination for the quirky stories that lie behind aspects of our everyday lives. His previous book March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles as a bestselling look at the origins of phrases, and for this new volume he has turned his attentions elsewhere to come up with an equally fascinating look at old wives' tales and superstitions. Author of two other books, he lives and works in London.

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By MRS JOANNE LILLICO on 10 Feb 2014
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Bought this for my daughter but I love reading it too. Its very interesting finding out where superstitions come from and the history behind them.
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By A. Kennedy on 16 Feb 2013
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This book is really enjoyable for some light hearted reading. I will definitely have a look for other books this author has written.
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By Marlene D on 24 Sep 2014
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Bought for this for a friends 65th birthday and he was pleased with it. He couldn't put it down.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael Johns on 20 Nov 2008
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I loved this book, and enjoyed it as I enjoyed all of Mr Oliver's offerings. I received his series as a gift and have pored over the entries with interest - Harry's books are the sort you dip in and out of and never fail to learn something new from. fantastic!
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