Ask the Past

    Ask the Past

    Pertinent And Impertinent Advice From Yesteryear

    Elizabeth Archibald

    Square Peg 2015

    Hardback 240pp Illustrated

    9780224101240   Product Code: 23446

    If your cat is prone to wandering, a 15th-century expert advises, you should 'rub its nose and four legs with butter for three days and it will never leave the house'; but if it is 'sitting in the window, licking its behind and rubbing its ear with its leg, be sure that it will rain that very day'. This attractive collection features advice dating from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, and is full of archive illustrations.

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