Jane Struthers has in this book collected together a vast array of useful information including how to brew your own ale, navigate by the stars and predict the weather. This book will also teach you what to plant in your garden and when and how to recognise different birds and tell the phases of the moon. The author also includes superstitions and old wives tales and explains their origins and there are sections on recipes, games and traditions throughout the year. This book is filled with the kind of knowledge which our grandparents would have taken for granted but which through our reliance on television and our indoor lifestyles has gradually been forgotten. So if you have resolved this New Year to get out and explore more then this book is the perfect companion.
€12.50 (Ebury Press)