Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

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Granta Books, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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Review: Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I've been intimately involved with many nursery rhymes lately, and it gets me wondering what they are all about. (That's the reader in me: always looking for plot.) This book purports to explain all ... Read full review

Review: Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme

User Review  - Issha Marie - Goodreads

I did not know what I was expecting. I was expecting something like Bruno Bettelheim's writing... and got... I don't know... something that reads like a trashy tabloid magazine filled with maybe-truths. It's a good thing I borrowed this one from the library... Sigh. I gave up mid-way. Read full review

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