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The English Year a Month-by-month Guide to the Nation's Customs and Festivals, from May Day to Mischief Night by Steve Roud
  

The English Year a Month-by-month Guide to the Nation's Customs and Festivals, from May Day to Mischief Night

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The English Year a Month-by-month Guide to the Nation's Customs and Festivals, from May Day to Mischief Night by Steve Roud

The English Year is a lavishly illustrated month-by-month, day-by-day guide to all the customs and festivals of England, from the national celebrations to herald the new year down to small local traditions such as the Minehead Hobby Horse or Duck Racing in Oxfordshire. If you want to know where you can get free bread and beer on any day of the year; if you want to know where Mayday comes from or why you should protect yourself on Mischief Night; or why the English go in for all kinds of arcane celebrations but can't be bothered with St George's Day - this the book for you.

About the Author

Steve Roud has been researching British folklore for over thirty years. He is the joint author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore and the author of The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, winner of the 2004 Katharine Briggs Folklore. He lives in Sussex.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th October 2006

Author

Steve Roud

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
496 pages

Categories

Folklore, myths & legends
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ISBN

9780140515541

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