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A Victorian Flower Dictionary
The Language of Flowers Companion
Written by Mandy Kirkby
Foreword by Vanessa Diffenbaugh


A Victorian Flower Dictionary
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Category: Nature - Flowers; Gardening - Flowers; Crafts & Hobbies - Flower Arranging
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: September 2011
Price: $22.00
Can. Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53286-2 (0-345-53286-4)
Pages: 192
Also available as an eBook.



 
“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.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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





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