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Thread #169142   Message #4087464
Posted By: Reinhard
11-Jan-21 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Nursery Rhyme Origins
Subject: RE: Nursery Rhyme Origins
Review of Who Killed Cock Robin:

This book really annoyed me. Like the writer, I believe that many nursery rhymes have older origins, but Iles goes way too far into conjecture. His 'research' never goes back to original sources; his reconstructions are mostly conjecture and his only real aim appears to make a book that will sell well.