When not engaged in research, Albert Jack lives somewhere between Guildford and Cape Town, where he divides his time between fast living and slow horses, neat vodka and untidy pubs.
An irresistible treasure-trove ... The way these gossipy little
rhymes give us a snapshot of everyday life in centuries gone by is
enchanting. You'll never look at nursery rhymes again in the same
way * Daily Mirror *
The history behind nursery rhymes is not only highly specific but often splendidly grim. This book is a reminder of the riches below the surface: characters, jokes, events and stories * The Times *