Consult the Oracle

Consult the Oracle

"If you sing before breakfast you will cry before supper...' In their own words, what it meant for Victorians to dream of actors, April Fools, herrings or a railway ticket Â? why it was advised to throw a black snail by its horns over the left shoulder for good luck Â? and why it is essential to inform bees of a death in the family. "If one drops a knife, a woman is coming; a fork, a man is coming; a spoon, a fool.Â?? Tappings on tables, questionable curatives,… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2013)

Collection: Old House Books

Page count: 168 pages

Language: English


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