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The Language of Flowers: A Miscellany

By Mandy Kirkby



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Author Mandy Kirkby
Binding Hardback
Date published October 2011
Number of pages 192
Publisher Macmillan
ISBN / Item No. 9780230759633


All over the world, flowers are an integral part of human culture whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a beautiful bouquet for a birthday, a message of thanks, or to pay one's respect at a funeral.

But, while everyone knows that red roses signify love, few may realise that an entire language of flowers exists with every bloom, folliage and plant having a particular emotion attached, be it hazel for reconcilliation, wisteria for welcome or ivy for fidelity.

This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver a desired message.

Bringing the language to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated miscellany contains fifty profiled flowers, a dictionary searchable by emotion, and ideas for creating bouquets and arrangements for specific occasions.

This gift book is a novel present that any flower lover will want to own.

Catalogue Code: X1120J

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