Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die

    Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die

    British and Irish Plant-Lore

    Roy Vickery

    Continuum 2010

    Hardback 240pp Illustrated

    9781441101952   Product Code: 20578

    Throughout the British Isles, plants have always had symbolic meanings as well as practical uses as food, medicine and dyes. This fascinating book surveys the plethora of beliefs, customs and evocative local names that has surrounded them, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Illustrated with line drawings and colour plates, this evocative pot pourri of folklore encompasses friendship bushes and festive garlands, herbal remedies and harvest rituals, and plants said to foretell births and deaths.

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