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Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts

Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme
Title
Heavy words lightly thrown
Title remainder
the reason behind the rhyme
Statement of responsibility
Chris Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nursery rhymes are rarely as innocent as they seem--there is a wealth of concealed meaning in our familiar childhood verse. More than a century after Queen Victoria decided that children were better off without the full story, London librarian Roberts brings the truth to light. He traces the origins of the subtle phrases and antiquated references, revealing religious hatred, political subversion, and sexual innuendo. A history lesson that makes astonishing connections to contemporary popular culture, this book is for Anglophiles, parents, history buffs, and anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of rhymes. The book features a glossary of slang and historical terms, and silhouettes of Mother Goose characters to accompany the rhymes.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Chris
Dewey number
398.8/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR976
LC item number
.R55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Nursery rhymes, English
Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : F & M Publications, 2003
Bar code
31223049085591
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786285174
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006001519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
1001831750
Label
Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme, Chris Roberts
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : F & M Publications, 2003
Bar code
31223049085591
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786285174
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006001519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
1001831750

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