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The Lore of the Playground: One hundred years of children's games, rhymes and traditions

The Lore of the Playground

One hundred years of children's games, rhymes and traditions

Random House (2010)
US$28.19

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and...

Monday's Child is Fair of Face: and Other Traditional Beliefs about Babies and Motherhood

Monday's Child is Fair of Face

and Other Traditional Beliefs about Babies and Motherhood

Random House (2009)
US$14.09

Pregnancy and childbirth remains a mystical and magical time, characterised by feelings of hope,...

London Lore: The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city

London Lore

The legends and traditions of the world's most vibrant city

Random House (2012)
US$14.09

In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did 1920s...

The English Year
Penguin Books Ltd (2008)
US$21.14

This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of...

The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland
Penguin Books Ltd (2006)
US$28.19

Are black cats lucky or unlucky? What should you do when you hear the first cuckoo? Since when have...

Folk Song in England
Faber & Faber (2017)
US$22.99

In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great...

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs
Penguin Books Ltd (2012)
US$14.09

One of the Spectator 's Books of the Year 2012 'Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish...

A Dictionary of English Folklore
OUP Oxford (2003)
US$31.49

An engrossing guide to English folklore and traditions, with over 1,250 entries. Folklore is...

Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions
Taylor and Francis (2016)
US$59.95

In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition...