Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times

Oranges and Lemons Rhymes from Past Times A nostalgic and entertaining look back through childhood nursery rhymes and stories explanations of their origins and meanings and the controversies surrounding themPlugging into the memories and kn

Oranges and Lemons Oranges and Lemons is a traditional English nursery rhyme, folksong, and singing game which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London.It is listed in the Roud Folk Song Index as No .

  • Title: Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times
  • Author: Karen Dolby
  • ISBN: 9781843179597
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A nostalgic and entertaining look back through childhood nursery rhymes and stories, explanations of their origins and meanings, and the controversies surrounding themPlugging into the memories and knowledge of our earliest years, this collection gathers the most well known and best loved nursery rhymes, many of which we always seem to have known, yet struggle to rememberA nostalgic and entertaining look back through childhood nursery rhymes and stories, explanations of their origins and meanings, and the controversies surrounding themPlugging into the memories and knowledge of our earliest years, this collection gathers the most well known and best loved nursery rhymes, many of which we always seem to have known, yet struggle to remember clearly, along with some that may be less familiar It examines the history of the rhymes, how they have evolved through the centuries, and the controversies surrounding their origins Looking at classic favorites such as Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Georgie Porgie will put readers back in touch with a time lost in hazy nostalgia, just on the edge of memory.

    One thought on “Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times”

    1. This is pretty disappointing: I hoped it would have a bit more substance, but the theories about the various nursery rhymes are the usual ones and not given in any depth. Some of them seemed unlikely at best: the research was pretty thin. As a collection of nursery rhymes, it's fine, just not what I was hoping for.

    2. i found this book to be very interesting. While I don't know many nursery rhymes myself it was interesting to read about ones from the past and I learnt some really interesting facts. This book keeps nursery rhymes alive and taught me some new ones as well as letting me find out about the ones I already knew. It's definitely a nice stocking filler, although also worked well as a 'dipper' book on my kindle.

    3. What a load of rubbish. Lots of 'this might be about X but there's no evidence to support this'. It comes across as the author making vague inferences & a lot of unsubstantiated guesswork. There are no details & very little information. Disappointing.

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