Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
From the foreign bestselling writer of crimson Herrings and White Elephants—a curious advisor to the hidden histories of vintage nursery rhymes.Who was once Mary really opposite, or Georgie Porgie? How may perhaps whats up Diddle Diddle supply an important astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill truly signify the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring round the Rosie isn’t in regards to the plague, then what's it fairly approximately? This e-book is a unusual, curious, and occasionally sordid examine the reality in the back of renowned nursery rhymes that uncovers the unusual stories that encouraged them—from Viking raids to political revolt to smuggling slaves to freedom.Read Albert Jack's posts at the Penguin web publication.