EXPLORE THE FOLKTALES, MYTHS AND SUPERSTITIONS THAT REFLECT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ANIMALS AROUND US

Animal Lore and Legend

Did you know that dolphins are believed to rescue people in danger of drowning? That an old cure for whooping cough was to hang a live frog in the chimney? Or that the monstrous Kraken could pull a ship to its doom? read more

Taken from the book Animal Lore and Legend.

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ABOUT RUTH

Ruth Binney (neé Chanter) spent her childhood in Tiverton where her father was a housemaster at Blundell’s School. For 10 years between 2002 and 2012 she lived in West Stafford, a village just outside Dorchester with her late husband Donald, where she continued her writing and editorial consultancy as well as her interests in gardening (as General and Show Secretary of the Bockhampton and District Horticultural Association and in her own garden and allotment) in cooking and entertaining and in walking and caring for the countryside. read more

CONSULTANCY

Ruth acts as a consultant to publishers on the development and commissioning of new book projects in a wide range of subjects including cookery, gardening, home making, health, popular science and word books. She also takes on the checking of edited texts in these areas. For David and Charles she was most recently the editor of a new edition of Brian Martin’s Country Lives Remembered and commissioning editor of their successful ‘Voices’ series. READ MORE