Ringing Church Bells to ward off Thunderstorms
and other Curiosities
from the original Notes and Queries
How much did Byron’s brain weigh?
Why are people said to grin like Cheshire cats?
Was the Duke of Clarence really drowned
in a Malmsey butt?
From its first publication in 1849 Notes and Queries quickly established itself as a unique treasure-
‘The perfect present ... Richly deserves to become the dark-
‘Deliciously detailed’ (The Times)
‘Frost fairs on the Thames, the reasons why the Puritans abhorred custard, and the fluctuating price of unicorn horns are just three of the pithy delights you’ll find in this miscellany of curios culled from the original Notes and Queries. Beautifully produced with woodcuts, engravings, and line drawings, at a reasonable price, it richly deserves to give some of the Christmas productions from bigger publishers a run for their money.’ (Bookseller)
216 x 138mm hardback
Over 100 black-