You Can’t Get Blood Out of a Turnip

Continuing the popular series of proverbs from around the world, each paired with an English equivalent, You Can’t Get Blood Out of a Turnip is a gathering of Italian proverbs. In hardback.

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[koo_icon name=”undefined” color=”” size=””]Inspired by the success of The Son of a Duck is a FloaterApricots Tomorrow, Unload your own Donkeyand Pavilions in the Air, this gathering of Italian proverbs is intended to bring to its readers a smile of recognition from the discovery of a pooled aphoristic wit.

Each proverb is given a literal translation and an English equivalent. These are sometimes identical, perhaps because of their Biblical or Latin origin, sometimes they are bizarrely askance as the title illustrates.

Illustrated by Kathryn Lamb throughout.

Additional information

Dimensions 15.2 × 21.6 cm



31 December 2005