Saturday, December 5, 2009
Bluenose Magic by Dr. Helen Creighton
Just a short review this time. This book is non-fiction, the result of many Maritime interviews featuring folklore. Though legend, the book contains hundreds of stories as remembered by the people involved. The kind of book that can be picked up any time; many stories are less than a paragraph. However, I found the many short references to be of such similar events, that I began to find it repetitive. Of interest to me, I had grown up hearing many of these sayings myself! There is also a section of old traditional cures, many of which are still used today.