A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion (Hardcover)
 
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A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion (Hardcover)

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    “A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.”

    Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians......more

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“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.”

Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.

Mandy Kirkby is an editor and a flower enthusiast. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Author:
Kirkby, Mandy
Genre:
NATURE / Plants / Flowers
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
187
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publish Date:
09/20/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780345532862
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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