A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

by Mandy Kirkby,

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  • 0345532872
  • 9780345532862
  • 9780345532879

“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.
  • Random House Publishing Group; September 2011
  • ISBN 9780345532879
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: A Victorian Flower Dictionary
  • Author: Mandy Kirkby; Vanessa Diffenbaugh (other)
  • Imprint: Ballantine Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0345532872
  • 9780345532862
  • 9780345532879

About The Author

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




From the Hardcover edition.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0345532872
  • 9780345532862
  • 9780345532879