A combination of folklore and time-honoured advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear. Taking in money saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management and age-old remedies, it offers both seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems. Revealing that a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits, but also how a lot of tales are not to be relied upon, this fascinating compendium of tips and tricks shows how sometimes old advice is still the best.
Polly Bloom is a freelance writer, blogger and author and a regular contributor to various magazines and journals. Polly has written several books on a wide variety of subjects including food and drink, history and philosophy and family relationships. Polly lives by the sea in Brighton with her faithful grey cat Isley.