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Oranges and Lemons

Rhymes from Past Times

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 24/09/2015

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782434856

Categories: Nostalgia

About the Book

A nostalgic collection of some of the most well-known and best-loved nursery rhymes, reminding you of their words and exploring their origins and meanings.

Everyone has their favourite nursery rhymes, learned when we were so young that we seem always to have known them and their instantly recognizable tunes and rhythms. For many, they were the first verses we heard, the first lines we learned by heart.

Much more than simple verses for children, nursery rhymes are interwoven with our earliest memories and are part of our heritage. This beautiful collection examines the history of these rhymes, looking at how they have evolved through the centuries, and the controversies surrounding their origins.

About the Author

Karen Dolby is a freelance editor and writer. Among her books are The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II, The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip, and The Wicked Wit of Princess Margaret, all published by Michael O'Mara Books. She lives and writes in south London.


  • 'Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in old rhymes, or really in history generally ... a beautiful book', The Bookbag
  • 'A beautifully presented, absorbing and informative book of best-loved and well-known nursery rhymes, children's songs and lullabies', The Countryman