Ring-a-Ring o'Roses: The Origins and Meanings of Old Rhymes: Old Rhymes and Their True Meanings

Ring-a-Ring o'Roses: The Origins and Meanings of Old Rhymes: Old Rhymes and Their True Meanings

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Hardcover | English
ISBN13: 9781782439882
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This delightful book takes the reader on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of nursery rhymes. Offering a selection of more than 100 of our best-loved and widely known rhymes, it delves beneath the surface of the verses to interpret their meaning and reveal their historical origins. The rhymes you'll find here are instantly recognizable and provide a comforting link to our past, however the stories behind them are often unknown and always fascinating - frequently telling the stories of true historical events from a time when the printing press was still a thing of the future and news was passed around verbally. With rhymes on topics ranging from the weather to the stars, journeys to sums and food and drink to wise ways, each chapter presents the full and best-known version of the rhyme, followed by an explanation of its meaning and origins, along with the wider references the rhymes make to such topics as foods and culinary customs, historical events or archetypes of folk and fairy tales. Whether you're a lover of nursery rhymes or more of a history buff, there is lots in this book for all to enjoy.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 192
Item Height 22 mm
Item Width 114 mm
Item Weight 240 Gram
Product Dimensions 114 x 22 x 180
Publisher Michael O'Mara
Format Hardcover | 192
Book Overview This delightful book takes the reader on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of nursery rhymes. Offering a selection of more than 100 of our best-loved and widely known rhymes, it delves beneath the surface of the verses to interpret their meaning and reveal their historical origins

Diana Craig is a writer, editor and artist with more than 25 years' experience in illustrated non-fiction and a degree in Fine Art. She has a keen interest in folklore, natural history, gardening, cookery and art. Her books include The Gardeners' Book and The Weather Book, both published by Michael O'Mara Books.