A Victorian Flower Dictionary by Mandy Kirkby
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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About Mandy Kirkby

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Mandy Kirkby is an editor and a flower enthusiast. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Published September 20, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 187 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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