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A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
By Vanessa Diffenbaugh (introduced by) and Mandy Kirkby
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Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date September 20, 2011
Pages 187
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345532862
ISBN-10 0345532864
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $23.00
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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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9780345532862 | details & prices | 187 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.00
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