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Wise Words and Country Ways: Weather Lore

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By: Ruth Binney

208 pages, 100 line illustrations

David & Charles

Hardback | Oct 2010 | #188057 | ISBN-13: 9780715336298
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With the most colourful, poetic and picturesque country sayings and phrases of all the books in this bestselling series, "Wise Words and Country Ways Weather Lore" is a nostalgic delight that satisfies our fascination for the now lost wisdom of our ancestors and indulges our obsession with the weather, whilst reminding us how our generation has lost touch with the rhythms of the natural world. Probably the best known country saying of them all is 'red sky at night, shepherd's delight'. "Wise Words and Country Ways Weather Lore" presents us with dozens more similar, but largely now forgotten, words of wisdom that are imbued with a centuries-old understanding of the patterns of British weather, seasonal changes and the behaviour of plants and animals around us. It has highly relevant content for an age where we all feel we have lost touch with the patterns of nature.


Introduction; 1. Come Rain or Shine; 2. Foretelling the Weather; 3. Around the Year; 4. Nature's Signs; 5. Extreme Weather; 6. Feast and Festival; Index.

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Ruth Binney has been collecting old sayings, wisdom and traditional remedies for over 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of six other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorest.

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