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

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ITEM#: 13694107

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

“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.

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ISBN 9780345532862
Genre NATURE / Plants / Flowers
Format Hardcover
Pages 187
Publisher Date 2011-09-20 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ballantine Books
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.75 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Language of Flowers Companion
Audience General/trade
Authors Kirkby, Mandy
Country of Origin United States

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