Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals by Una McGovern

Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals

Una McGovern and Paul Jenner
RRP $75 Save 52%! ($39.10)
Price $35.90 with FREE shipping!
Buy this and get 36 Nile Miles
Ships from United Kingdom Expected delivery Dec 01 – Dec 07
?
User Rating
Rating saved

Details

  • ISBN
    9780550105219 / 0550105212
  • Title Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals
  • Author Una McGovern and Paul Jenner
  • Category Folklore, Myths & Legends
    Nostalgia: General
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 376
  • Publisher
    Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
  • Imprint Chambers
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 197mm x 29mm x 251mm

Annotation

An engaging introduction to traditional knowledge and forgotten wisdom

Publisher Description

cooking with a range - counting sheep - curing drunkenness finding water - signalling with semaphore - identifying plants and trees making and taking tea - natural first aid - using an abacus navigating by nature - preparing antidotes to poisoning predicting the sex of a baby - repairing clothes curing warts - weather forecasting Lost Lore is a celebration of the time-honoured wisdom upon which we all once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition and superstition, and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts which illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It brings to life the wisdom and practical skills that helped generation after generation, only becoming lost with the advent of mechanization and the technological age. Following in the footsteps of Lost Crafts, Lost Lore is a beautiful book that will once more immerse you in the pleasures of the past.

Author Biography

Una McGovern is a freelance editor and writer, with books on a wide range of subjects to her name. She spent many years making regular forays from Edinburgh to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, before a return to rural Devon brought with it the opportunity to develop an organic kitchen garden, complete with traditional breed chickens. She now lives with her partner in a small Dartmoor town. Paul Jenner is a writer and journalist specializing in lifestyle subjects. He lives with his partner, three horses, two dogs and two sheep in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, where, when he's not working, he enjoys hiking, riding, cycling, sailing, swimming, diving and snowboarding.

Write a review

(never shown publicly)


Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals

35.90
InStock