Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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Originally published by the author's company in the UK in October 2003, Heavy Words Lightly Thrown captured the world's attention after a burst of publicity in March 2004. The first print run sold out and rights were bought by Granta (UK) and by Gotham Books. Chris Roberts, a librarian at East London University and the proprietor of Foot and Mouth Walking Tours in London, delivers a lighthearted romp through British history, revealing the seamy and quirky stories behind our favorite nursery rhymes.

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For all of you who actually thought about where nursery rhymes come from and what they mean then this is your book. It is very educational and informative. I read it just to satisfy my curiosity. I ... Read full review


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