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Daffodil: The Remarkable Story of the World's Most Popular Spring Flower [Hardcover]

Noel Kingsbury
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7 Nov 2013
In Daffodil, Noel Kingsbury turns his attention to our iconic spring flower, charting its historical and cultural rise. He explores the flower's wide range of heritage varieties and its ongoing cultural significance, visiting people and places connected to the flower. His engaging narrative is enhanced by Jo Whitworth's exquisite photography, which captures the beauty of the flower at its inspirational best.

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  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604693185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604693188
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kingsbury explains the many different classifications of this flowering bulb, then relates its history, from burial in the tombs of the Pharaohs to the present day, emphasising the flower's place as an important symbol of annual renewal before describing, with relish, a number of idiosyncratic, even obsessive, growers and breeders.

About the Author

Noel Kingsbury is known internationally as a garden writer, researcher, lecturer and designer of naturalistic and sustainable planting for gardens and public spaces.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on the subject 9 Nov 2013
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Noel Kingsbury covers, in just the right amount of detail, the story of the daffodil, from '...Their place in our culture' to a chapter on 'Cornwall, Centre of the Daffodil Universe' to breeders - 'Daffodil People', whilst also including plant lists and 'sources and recources'. Like other Timber Press publications the book is superbly produced with stunning photography by Jo Whitworth.

Even if you only have a passing interest this book is a great read and will inspire you. Definately a 5-star book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Readable and Interesting Book 6 May 2014
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This was bought as a Birthday present for somebody who has a special interest in the older type daffodils and was very well received. It was a interesting and well written book full of clear pictures to help with identification and included a well researched history of the flower. A lovely book to enjoy and keep on the bookshelf. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bulbs daffodil 30 Jan 2014
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This is a book for the true daffodil lover, with a lot of descriptions and beautiful pictures .
Nice historical information as well .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 9 July 2014
By PDauler - Published on Amazon.com
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I learned a lot through reading this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars A most civilized nature and gardening book 6 May 2014
By RBH - Published on Amazon.com
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Noel Kingsbury is one of my favorite outdoor authors. He has come up with another winner with this one. I bought several copies for my wife to give out my hometown's Daffodil Festival.
4.0 out of 5 stars good precise reference on daffodils' quick shipment 4 April 2014
By L T Hoffmann - Published on Amazon.com
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Brief but well written history of the development of narcissus cultivars. Includes culture. Very good color photos as well. Recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information 7 Mar 2014
By Kay - Published on Amazon.com
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Great general information and fantastic photos, makes for a wonderful read if you are interested in daffodils, Recommend to everyone.
4.0 out of 5 stars a narcissi story 6 Dec 2013
By Rodja NZ - Published on Amazon.com
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interesting story of the narcissi by delving into its history and types of narcissi available. Nice photos. accompany this book
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