This beautifully-illustrated gift book reveals the hidden meanings of over 50 popular flowers.
Did you know that 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 over 50 blooms acquired their meanings in folklore and how they became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more—discover 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.
About 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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