Groom's enthusiasm is hard to resist, and his garnering of folklore and customs that, for centuries, guided life through the changing seasons bulges with fascination.John Carey
Wonderful and timelyPhilip Hoare
It's no exaggeration to say that this is a volume I have been waiting for all my life... I love Nick Groom's passionate plea for us to be aware of traditional connections between human lives, the seasons and the natural world. He provides a cornucopia of knowledge, and an inspirational call to awareness... This is a rich celebration of traditions and a plea for them not to be forgotten.Bel Mooney
Beguiling... Unexpectedly fascinating
Offers far more than trivia and contains details that demand to be shared.Max Liu
A heartfelt exploration of the connections between the seasons and England's traditions and folklore brims with fascinating revelations.