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

By Mandy Kirkby, Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author

Mandy Kirkby is an editor and flower enthusiast.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345532862
ISBN-10: 0345532864
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English