The Secret Language of FlowersHardback
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- Publisher: CICO BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 188mm x 16mm | 322g
- Publication date: 21 November 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1907563873
- ISBN 13: 9781907563874
- Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 110,162
Flowers are one of the most popular and well-received gifts, given to express love and affection. But did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? The Secret Language of Flowers is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. In this beautifully illustrated book - the perfect gift itself - Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty and more. Discover the meanings behind over 50 flowers - such as how lily of the valley symbolises the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.
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Samantha Gray is a writer and editor. Samantha is the author of a number of books for children and adults, including The Faerie Book (CICO Books). She is also a contributor to the Flower Fairy Friends series and has worked on titles ranging from Magical Moonlight Feast to Primrose's Woodland Adventure and the Flower Fairy Dress Up Book.