A Victorian Flower Dictionary

A Victorian Flower Dictionary : The Language of Flowers Companion

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 187 pages
  • 132.08 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0345532864
  • 9780345532862
  • 16,127

About Mandy Kirkby

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