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OICKLE, Vernon. Red Sky at Night : Superstitions and Wives' Tales Compiled by Atlantic Canada's Most Eclectic Collector. (Lunenburg : Macintyre Purcell Publishing Inc., 2011). First Edition. Pp. (12),13-176. 8vo, illustrated dark card covers with white lettering to front & spine. Vernon L. Oickle, (b. 1961, Liverpool Nova Scotia). "'Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight'. Atlantic Canadian tradition holdsthat such warnings be takne seriously. And with good reason; lives often h ang in the balance. Sailors aren't alone in seeing in the world a connectedness that is often lost in the modern world. In Atlantic Canada, thankfullysuch beliefs still play a role in everyday life. This is a collection of m any of those age-old beliefs from the region's best and most eclectic compiler of folklore. We also get well known Atlantic Canadians to weigh in withsome of their superstitions. Gemini award winning actor and writer, and st ar of the hit comedy 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Cathy Jones recalls many ofthe 'old sayings' from her childhood. Author Allan Lynch remembers home re medies administered by his parents, aunts and grandparents. Former NHLer Glen Murray talks about the superstitions of the game. And singer / songwriters Dave Gunning, Joel Plaskett, Terry Kelly and Rita MacNeil all admit to being just a little bit superstitious. From Nancy Regan, meteorologist PeterCoade, movie reviewer Richard Crouse, and Bluenose II captain Philip Watso n, they are all here." - from the rear cover. Very good. Signed by Oickle on the first page. 10.00
Title: Red Sky at Night : Superstitions and Wives' Tales Compiled by Atlantic Canada's Most Eclectic Collector. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher: Macintyre Purcell Publishing Inc., Lunenburg, 2011, ISBN:9781926916101:
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