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Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives

Authors: Oliver, Harry
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: REF023000, REF007000
ISBN: 9781101442814, Related ISBNs: 0399536094, 1101442816, 9780399536090, 9781101442814
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter.

In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover:
*Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck.
*The best day of the week to ask for a favor.
*Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.

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