9781787135314

Floriography The Myths, Magic and Language of Flowers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781787135314

  • ISBN10:

    1787135314

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-03-09
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

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Summary

Flowers can talk. Red roses say 'I love you', white lilies offer condolence and poppies invite us to remember. For thousands of years, humans have used flowers as a language, a short-hand for emotions and meanings. In her new book, Sally Coulthard, takes a fascinating look at floriography and shows how we still use this secret language across the world. She delves into the meanings of flowers and where they came from, whether it's ancient mythology or hedgerow folklore. Covering 50 well-loved flowers and plants, from peonies to sweetpeas, ivy to irises, Floriography is a beautifully illustrated guide that will take the reader on an intriguing journey through the history, legend, anthropology and literature of flowers, showing how modern-day society still relies on the meaning of flowers. From the Chinese lotus flower to the Celtic bluebell, the myth, magic and language of flowers is still blossoming today.

Author Biography

Best-selling author Sally Coulthard has written extensively about nature, craft and outdoor living. She writes a column for Country Living magazine, called 'A Good Life in the Country', and runs a smallholding in rural Yorkshire. Her other books include The Bee Bible, The Hedgehog Handbook, The Little Book of Snow and The Little Book of Building Fires.

She has previously published two books with Quadrille including, Crafted: A Compendium of Crafts Old, New & Forgotten and Superstitions: A Book of Common Folk Beliefs.

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