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A Word to the Wise

This fascinating compilation of accumulated wisdom includes traditional sayings and superstitions to explain whether, and why, they still work today. With advice on the practical necessities of cooking, gardening, housekeeping and health, as well as proverbial wisdom concerning good behaviour for children, adults and life in general. read more

Taken from the book A Word to the Wise.

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ABOUT RUTH

Ruth Binney writes on a wide variety of country matters, from traditional practices to natural history, as well as on gardening and cooking. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers, has wide experience in radio, and regularly gives talks to gardening clubs and other associations. Ruth graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1965, since when she has had a successful career in illustrated non-fiction publishing. Before leaving London for Dorset in 2002, she was Development Editor at Reader’s Digest Books. She is an active member of her community, a keen allotment and flower gardener, cook and walker. 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