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By titleSuperstitions


Why is the number 13 considered unlucky? Why does walking under a ladder bring you bad luck? Why do we touch wood for good luck? Why is spilling salt so unlucky? Quirky but comprehensive, this book brings together more than 1,000 intriguing superstitions from around the world. All of them revolve around aspects of people’s lives – home, health, marriage, children, and prosperity. With its fun and lighthearted approach and more than 250 colour illustrations, this entertaining guide reveals the geographic, religious and social origins behind these often bizarre beliefs.

Format: 222 x 171mm (8 ¾ x 6 ¾”)
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 300 col & b/w illustrations
Text: 70000 words

Author details:

Deborah Murrell has worked in publishing as both a writer and editor for more than 20 years. Having studied theatrical history at the University of Warwick, she became interested in the wider areas of social and political history. She is the author of a number of books for children and adults including My Best Book of Knights and Castles and Everything You Need to Know. She previously worked as an in-house editor at DK. She lives in London.