How Did It Begin? The Origins of Our Curious Customs and Superstitions by R. & L. Brasch
Why the story of the stork? Why blue for boys and pink for girls? Why is a kiss written as 'X'? Where did the Easter Bunny come from? Dr Rudy Brasch, with his wife Li by his side, made it his life's work to track down the meanings and origins of words and phrases, myths and customs. How Did It Begin? investigates courtesies and customs, the manners and rituals that are integral parts of particular careers and the seemingly odd traditions that surround our sports and festivals.
Hardcover | 328 pages
142 x 217 x 27mm | 540g
01 Sep 2006
Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor tearing to the bottom of the spine. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (a single crease that wraps itself around the whole dust jacket, and a small tear at the bottom of the spine). No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.