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The Magpie and the Wardrobe
The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells | Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli
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The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentines Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.
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Cazxxx
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Bought this a couple of weeks ago and have been looking at it every single day as it‘s so beautiful. Full of magic, folklore, crafts and curiosities, this is a stunning book which you‘ll want to display

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rachaich
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Such a beautiful image from this book. It is full of folklore and wisdom as well as stunning illustration.

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kirstyes
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This book is stunning to look at all the way through. A perfect coffee table book. Perhaps would have benefitted from a little more content but nice introduction to some folklore.