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Superstitions.

Author: Max Cryer
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Exisle Publishing (Austra, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Superstitions, Max Cryer explains the origins of many of the things we commonly say and observe and why we continue to include them in our lives: kissing under the mistletoe, the unlucky number thirteen, the significance of the bridal bouquet, saying 'bless you' after sneezing, the hanging of a horseshoe, the danger in opals, the Leap Year proposal. So many aspects of our lives are coloured by superstition; now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)926822368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Cryer
ISBN: 9781775592853 1775592855 9781775592860 1775592863
OCLC Number: 940521465
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Introduction; a; b; c; d; e; f; g; h; i; k; l; m; n; o; p; r; s; t; u; v; w; x; y; Bibliography; Back Cover.

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In this witty and informative book, Max Cryer explains the origins of many of the things we commonly say and observe, and why they are part of our lives: kissing under the mistletoe, number thirteen,  Read more...

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