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Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme - Roberts, Chris
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Was Little Jack Horner a squatter? Baa Baa Black Sheep a bleat about taxation? Is Jack and Jill about loss of virginity? And Goosie Goosie Gander about prostitution? This ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, exposing a seething and subversive mass of sexual innuendo, religious hatred, financial hardship and political rebellion. It contains a multitude of the kind of surprising nuggets you want to pass on to your friends. It makes us look afresh at the words we ...

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Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme 2006, Gotham Books

ISBN-13: 9781592402175

Trade paperback

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme 2006, Thorndike Press, Waterville, ME

ISBN-13: 9780786285174

Large type / large print

Hardcover

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme 2005, Gotham Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781592401307

Hardcover

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme 2005, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862077928

Paperback

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme 2003, F and M Publications UK, London

ISBN-13: 9780954482800

Hardcover