A Victorian Guide to Folklore and Fortune Telling
Old House 2013
Hardback 192pp Illustrated 189x130mm
9781908402738   Product Code: 19625
It is unlucky to meet a white horse unless you spit at it, but a strange dog following you is good luck; dreaming of bees signals good fortune, while to dream of finding money is nothing short of disaster. First published in 1899 and by turns alarming and hilarious, this is a layman's guide to folk superstitions and remedies (a cinder wrapped in paper and dropped where four roads meet will cure a wart), charms and supernatural mysteries.