RING A RING O'ROSES


RING A RING O'ROSES

DIANA FERGUSON    Book Number: 87129    Product format: Hardback

The origins and meanings of more than 100 of our best-loved rhymes in one beautifully decorated compendium. Here are animal antics, hapless children and foolish adults, grandams and greybeards, children at play and asleep, wooings and weddings, eating and drinking, the natural world, journey and places, tongue twisters and riddling rhymes and counting and alphabet rhymes. We enter an Alice-in-Wonderland realm where mice weave, birds weep, cows jump over the moon in a combination of innocence (recipients are little children) and ambiguity (often bizarre content) which can give the rhymes a sinister edge. Dating back centuries in oral tradition and 500 or more years in print, these age-old rhymes continue to entertain new generations and are a rich repository of our cultural heritage. This treasure trove takes us on a trip down memory lane. Seesaw Margery Door, Pat-a-Cake, Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, London's Burning and the real London Bridge explained, there is a little historical background where necessary. Pretty line art, 192pp.
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ISBN 9781782439882
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