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Description - Old Wives' Tales by Mary Chamberlain

A compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time, this work presents a challenge to orthodox medicine and a history of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times. What are old wives' tales? Where do they come from? It answers these questions, and more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752439914
ISBN-10: 075243991X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Chamberlain

Mary Chamberlain is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of a range of academic, editorial and government advisory boards. She has also held visiting professorships at the University of the West Indies and at New York University. She lives in London.

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