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Forgetting Frolic provides a lively and readable account of the history of marriage traditions in Ireland. Fashions in wedding gowns, accessories, presents and celebrations are all considered, as are questions as to how partnerships were brought about before marriage and organised afterwards. The text and illustrations are of interest to the student of social history and to the general reader. The author is Curator of Textiles at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and is well known as a writer and occasional broadcaster. She has published widely on a range of associated themes including many aspects of cultural traditions and the role of women in society.