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A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
by Mandy Kirkby

Published: 2011-09-20
Hardcover : 187 pages
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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 ...

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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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