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    Description"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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    A Victorian Flower Dictionary
    The Language of Flowers Companion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mandy Kirkby, Foreword by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345532862
    ISBN 10: 0345532864

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
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    BIC subject category V2: WFW, WMPC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
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    BISAC V2.8: GAR004000
    B&T Approval Code: A71420000
    BISAC V2.8: CRA010000, NAT013000
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    DC22: 808.8/0364213
    LC classification: GR780 .K57 2011
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    DC21: 808.80364213
    DC22: 808.80364213
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    20 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mandy Kirkby is an editor and a flower enthusiast. She lives in Cambridge, England.