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HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.

Author Name    Roberts, Chris.

Title   HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   Second Edition

Publisher   London Granta 2004

ISBN Number    1862077657 / 9781862077652

Seller ID   29804

176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear.

Nursery  Rhymes,  Hidden  Meanings,  Subtext,  Chants,  Lullabies,  Politics,  Sex,  Religion,  Subversion,  Little  Jack  Horner,  Jack  Be  Nimble,  London  Bridge,  Hark  Hark  The  Dogs  Do  Bark,  Rub-A-dub-dub,  Three  Men  In  A  Tub,  Goosie  Goosie  Gander,  Humpty-Dumpty,  Sing  A  Song  Of  Sixpence,  Mary  Mary  Quite  Contrary,  Three  Blind  Mice,  Baa  Baa  Black  Sheep,  Taxation,  Bloody  Mary,  Queen  Mary,  Grand  Old  Duke  Of  York,  Frog  He  Would  A  Wooing  Go,  Ladybird,  Oranges  And  Lemons,  London's  Bells,  Tweedledum  And  Tweedledee,  Georgy  Porgy,  Yankee  Doodle,  London's  Burning,  Dick  Wittington,  Ding  Dong  Bell,  Here  We  Go  Round  The  Mulberry  Bush,  This  Old  Man,  Cock  Robin,  Jack  And  Jill,  Taffy  Was  A  Welshman,  Ring-A-ring  O'  Roses;  Ride  A  Cock  Horse  To  Banbury  Cross,  Lucy  Locket,  Kitty  Fisher,  Pop  Goes  The  Weasel,  Jack  Spratt,  See  Saw  Marjorie  Daw,  Old  King  Cole,  Satire. 

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