This vivid account introduces readers to a rich variety of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery's own unsurpassed archives collated over forty years, and a wide range of historical and contemporary literature. From plants that foretold births and deaths, to herbal remedies, planting and harvesting rituals, friendship bushes and festive garlands this is a book of rich and living social history and folklore.
Hardback. 240 pp.
Publisher: - Continuum Publishing Corporation. - more
Code: - ISBN: 9781441101952
Year: - 2010
Authors: - VICKERY, R.