FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR
Anthony Poulton-Smith

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We have all heard the expression, but just where do these Old Wives Tales come from? How long have they been around? And just how many are there?
Covering every subject you can think of, from Animals to Health, Children to Weddings, Luck to Weather, to Death and Sex. In world history someone has an explanation, a warning, a diagnosis for just about everything you can think of - and many more you can't. Initially inspired by baffling gems overheard through a lifetime, the author brings together all manner of weird and baffling beliefs from all corners of the globe.
Learn the many extraordinary explanations given for everyday occurrences, everything from the weather to the common cold. Learn more ways to determine the sex of an unborn child than can be counted on fingers and toes. And discover the many omens every bride and groom would be wise to ignore, should they want their special day pass without a hitch.
In truth a few have a semblance of truth, although this is more likely to be pure coincidental than factual.
Written with tongue very firmly planted in cheek, this is a book for everyone and one which will bring smiles on every page as the author's quirky sense of humour comes to the fore.


Also available as an ebook