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.
MORE WISE WORDS
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.