Hey Diddle Diddle - The History of Nursery Rhymes

Sandy Leong


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Anywhere
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Regular (more than one month's notice)
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Professional Speaker
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Paid: £65 local to Loughborough, Leicestershire, contact for charge for talks further a field.
Category:
History
Updated:
8th August 2017
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Nursery Rhymes

Passed on down through the generations from parents to children, nursery rhymes have been part of our childhood. Many nursery rhymes are just little ditties to amuse children, but others have more dramatic and hidden meanings or are veiled commentaries on political events and people in power, using subtle references and clever word play. Some nursery rhymes have it all, like a good film, royal scandal, illicit love affairs and bloodshed. Find out who Old Mother Hubbard really was; and why Mary, Mary was Quite Contrary. You will be surprised and even a little shocked at what you are really saying when you recite nursery rhymes to children.

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About Sandy Leong

Sandy Leong is married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in Malaysia. She is a professional speaker, trainer & published author and historian; she has had a lifelong career as an educator & developer of people working in the UK & the Far East; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council, Guest Lecturer at Universities, and Colleges of Further Education. She is Immediate Past President of a Speakers Club & an active member of the National Association of Speakers Clubs, & Chair of a Board of Trustees of a large Charity. She speaks regularly at Conferences, & to a wide range of groups including, W.I’s, U3A‘s & Historical Societies & as an After Dinner Speaker and is a guest lecturer with P & O, Fred Olsen and Thomson Cruise Lines.
Her specialist areas are the Vikings and the Tudors.


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