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The Cat’s Out of the Bag

The Cat’s Out of the Bag

So, you may or may not have noticed (I don’t pretend to be at the top of everybody’s inbox wish list) that I’ve not been particularly forthcoming with my posts recently. I mean there was a Folklore Agony one a couple of weeks ago discussing broken hearts, but before that there had been a decided drop off since the frenzy of 2020-2021. And the reason for this, apart from general laziness and burnout, was the small matter of writing my new book.

Everyday Folklore: An almanac for the ritual year

For regular readers of this blog, you might have fair idea of what Everyday Folklore: An almanac for the ritual year might entail, but even if you read every entry of The Everyday Lore Project you’re still in for quite a few surprises (Croatian sausages, urine cakes, necessary stools, staples, anyone?). I’ve once again delved into the bowels of the folklore year to bring you some weird and wonderful customs and traditions tied to the days, months and seasons we continually navigate. For a sneak preview of the cover (well, bigger than the one above), more details about publication and to pre-order your copy, head over to my new landing page which I will keep updating as more things happen. And if you haven’t already, subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of the page and be first with all the new gossip.

And if you want to know how ineptly I dealt with all this book malarky last time, you might want to catch up on what happened when My Celebrity Boyfriend was published. It’s not pretty. And no doubt you you can expect more of the same, although sadly probably not with Richard and Judy.

Bonus Ritual Year Folklore

Today is Midsummer’s Eve, and should you wish to know if your relationship is going strong or heading for the rocks, take two slips of orpine, shove them side by side in the rafters tonight, and look at them tomorrow morning. If they’re leaning towards each other, you’re in luck, but if they’re not, you might want check out what I did for Midsummer’s Eve in 2020 to get a head start on who you should be looking for next…

Published by Liza Frank

Author of My Celebrity Boyfriend. Obsessed with hula hooping, sons of preachermen and fresh dates, sometimes all at the same time. Curator of Folklore Agony and The Everyday Lore Project.

10 comments on “The Cat’s Out of the Bag”

  1. Many congratulations! I look forward to reading this!

  2. Tim Satterthwaite says:

    That’s brilliant, Liza. Well done.
    What folkloric ritual attends the completion of such a task?

    1. Thanks, Tim! There may or may not have been some ritual crisp eating and gin drinking going on. I couldn’t possibly say…

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m excited for you! The great thing about having a bad memory is that I’ll forget, then be all surprised and excited again on November 1 when my copy comes.

    1. That’s so lovely, thank you! Not the memory part, obviously, but the book buying part!

  4. Glorious Barbara says:

    This is soooooo exciting, and a massive achievement my girl!!!! Good on ya 🙂

    1. Couldn’t have done it without you, GB X

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