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Heavy words lightly thrown - Chris Roberts
Heavy words lightly thrown
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ISBN: 9781862077652 (1862077657)
Publisher: Granta Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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mrsbond rated it
Enjoyed Roberts' tour through history as he explains inspiration for so many popular and less known nursery rhymes. It is interesting that the original audience for what we affectionately refer to as 'nursery rhymes' did not see them as tales for children. Peppered with allusions that Gen X readers ...
spoko rated it
I bought this because I saw a friend's post on it and it sounded interesting. Plus I'm a sucker for a good title.Unfortunately, it doesn't really live up. And the subtitle is way off. Rather than "The Reason Behind the Rhyme," it should be "Apocryphal Stories and Historical Gossip Tangentially Relat...
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