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Secret Language of Flowers
     

Secret Language of Flowers

by Samantha Gray
 

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Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? 'The Secret Language of Flowers' is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship,

Overview

Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? 'The Secret Language of Flowers' is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more. Discover the meanings of over 50 flowers: how lily of the valley symbolizes the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907563874
Publisher:
Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Samantha Gray is the author of a number of books for children and adults, including 'The Faerie Book' (also published by CICO Books, 978-1-906094-92-8). She is also a contributor to the 'Flower Fairy Friends' series and has worked on titles ranging from 'Magical Moonlight Feast' to 'Primrose’s Woodland Adventure'. The author is based between Hammersmith, London and County Cork, Ireland.

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