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Pick of the Bunch: The Story of Twelve Treasured Flowers (Hardback)Margaret Willes (author)
In Pick of the Bunch, Margaret Willes takes twelve of these enduringly popular flowers and looks at their social history, how they got their names, how they arrived in our gardens, how they were bought, acquired and displayed, and who were their devotees. She delves into their symbolic associations in classical and Christian traditions, and the complex language of flowers compiled by the Victorians. She also suggests where they can be seen in all their particular glory today, from the spring-time display of fritillaries in Magdalen College Meadows to the late summer fireworks of the Dahlia Walk at Biddulph Grange.
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 194 x 194 x 18 mm
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