FFB: Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes

For some reason, I had not noticed before Peter Cook’s sister saying that their favourite childhood book was Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes by Harry Graham. It much reminded me of our childhood fave Shrieks at Midnight so I had to get a copy.

And of course it’s delightful.

Check out all the other overlooked Friday books at Patti’s blog or rather over at Todd’s this week.


  1. realthog says:

    I love that book too. When I was a kid in Aberdeen we were lucky enough to have a teacher for English who was a fan of it, and every now and then he’d set us for homework the task of writing a ruthless rhyme.

    1. katelaity says:

      I’m feeling the need to write some…

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