Have you ever wondered why red sky at night is a shepherd's delight? If eating your crusts will make your hair curl? Whether it really works to put white wine on a red wine stain? Or why you should blow out your birthday candles with one breath? The distillation of generations of life experience in one handy volume, Wise Words and Country Ways is a light-hearted compendium of sayings, aphorisms and traditional wisdom on a host of popular topics. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the natural world to useful household tips, health issues, invaluable gardening tips, food and cooking advice and the sense behind manners and customs, this is a book for anyone and everyone.