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The Secret Language of Flowers

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Flowers are one of the most popular and well-received gifts, given to express love and affection. But 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. In this beautifully illustr ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 21st 2011 by Cico (first published October 11th 2011)
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Hannah Gilbert
I thought that this book was well written, it was full of interesting facts about various different kinds of flowers including folklore on how the flower came into being and gave the meaning of a flowers name.
Since the book is about the secret language of flowers that was created in the Victorian era it also discusses how a certain number of flowers, the color, the arrangement of the flowers or if the a flower is paired up with another the message it may send.
This book will even tell you wha
A quick read. An interesting theme. A bit of a stretch to believe the story but the main character is likable and brings a unique perspective about the importance of family and belonging.
The book's appeal rests in its aesthetically pleasing layout and its vivid illustrations for the individual flowers; for that it received the second star. The text itself was poorly written, and each entry contained a random smattering of myths and facts regarding each flower, with no defined method of categorisation or uniformity in the style of information given. Each entry was concluded with a lame sort of "flower horoscope" paragraph, which I found highly annoying. Overall, while it supplied ...more
Emma Brown
The pictures are beautiful, but the information is, on the whole, limited. It was lovely to look at, but not enormously informative.
I loved this book. It's a quick read and very well done. The way the story unfolds helps you savor every moment. I wanted to get to know the characters and was cheering for a positive outcome. What a great book!
Julia Lock
so good so far
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