Magpies & Red Skies by Willow Winsham

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Weaving between folklores, religions, cultures and traditions, Magpies & Red Skies is a beautifully illustrated exploration of 100 of the most curious beliefs from around the world.

Published 1 Sept 2022

About The Book

Find a penny, pick it up
All day long you’ll have good luck

Whether hopping over cracks, saluting magpies or knocking on wood, we all seek good fortune through performing curious rituals. But is there ancient wisdom behind the folklore of superstition?

In this exquisitely illustrated tour through thousands of years of tradition, Willow Winsham explores the mysterious origins behind 100 of the most intriguing superstitions from across the globe.

About the Author

Willow Winsham is a historian of witchcraft, specialising in English witchcraft cases. She is co-author of the popular Treasury of British Folklore and Treasury of Folklore of the Seas and Treasury of the Woods and Forests. She is author of Accused: British Witches Throughout History and England’s Witchcraft Trials. She is co-founder of #FolkloreThursday, a popular website and Twitter account that brings fascinating tales and traditions from all corners of the globe to its followers every Thursday.




Willow Winsham



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1 Sept 2022

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