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

A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language Of Flowers Companion

byMandy KirkbyForeword byVanessa Diffenbaugh

Hardcover | September 20, 2011

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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.

Mandy Kirkby is an editor and a flower enthusiast. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Title:A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language Of Flowers CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345532864

ISBN - 13:9780345532862

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleasant and informative read Prefaces the symbolic meaning behind a fair variety of flowers which were presented as gifts or messages in early history. Beautiful illustrations accompany each flower type along with a brief story. Pleasant insight on the significance of flowers in the Victorian era.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Very good! There were a few flowers missing, but otherwise very well researched and interesting.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) Charming little book full of great information
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved the book and its companion! if you've read "the language of flowers," you'll appreciate this clever companion dictionary. i found this purely by accident while looking to see if an actual victiorian flower dictionary actually existed. imagine my surprise when i saw that it did! this book is wonderful for anyone who loves flowers and who wants to be educated as to the meaning of flowers. i love the idea of making a bouquet with a sort of "letter" in mind. this book appeals to my artistic senses in that the illustrations are breathtaking, but it also appeals to my geek sensibilities too, since i love to learn. :)
Date published: 2011-12-18