Chloe Rhodes

One for Sorrow

Chloe Rhodes is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Telegraph, The Times and The Independent on Sunday, as well as in several other national publications. Her previous books include A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi: Words We Pinched From Other Languages. Although she grew up in Greater London, she has an inherited love of folklore: one side of her family were fenland farmers who relied on weather lore for their livelihoods, and the other took pride in passing down the songs and legends of their Irish ancestry.
198 printed pages
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Michael O'Mara Books
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  • Dannishared an impression2 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • Dannihas quoted2 years ago
    Curses, like chickens, come home to roost
    This medieval version of our modern saying ‘what goes around comes around’ has its origins in fourteenth-century notions of morality. Chaucer gave expression to the idea at the end of the fourteenth century in ‘The Parson’s Tale’, with the line:
    And ofte tyme swiche cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest.
  • Dannihas quoted2 years ago
    In traditional fishing communities, it is unlucky to kill a seagull because they are believed to embody the souls of drowned fishermen

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