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Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Oct-17 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Children's Folklorist Iona Opie (1923-2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Children's Folklorist Iona Opie (1923-2017)
One of my most-used books is the Opies' Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 1951). I don't always buy into the wild stories about hidden meanings behind children's rhymes. If it's not in Opie, I'm not likely to believe it.
The Opies always did excellent research, and their books were fascinating.
-Joe-