About this book
A captivating book that uncovers the origins and meanings behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore. Packed full of words of wisdom, covering topics from the weather to seafaring, friendship to farming and more. Phrases looked at include 'Red sky at night, shepherd's delight', 'Make hay while the sun shines' and 'Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home'.
Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that we use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. This book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside and unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of the language we use today.
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