About this book
A magnificent guide to England's fascinating local customs and national festivities, in the style of "The Lore Of The Land". It's already sold over 9000 copies in hardback, and its author won the 2004 Katherine Briggs folklore award for "The Penguin Guide To The Superstitions Of Britain & Ireland". Packed with fascinating essays explaining everything from wife auctions to cheese rolling, it's lavishly illustrated and would make a perfect gift.
Takes readers month-by-month, day-by-day, through the festivities of English life. This book explains how the festivities originated, what they mean and when they occur.