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The Meaning of Flowers: Folklore, Fairylore, Superstitions, Remedies [Hardcover]

Cicely Mary Barker
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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30 May 1996 Flower
"The Meaning Of Flowers" is a collection of flower mythology and plant lore. Each flower is listed alphabetically with its meaning, medicinal properties, related superstitions and even the recipes for ancient magic spells. Illustrated with Cicely Mary Barker's exquisite Flower Fairy paintings, this book is a fascinating introduction to the mysterious and beautiful language of flowers and plants.

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers Ltd (30 May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723242917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723242918
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 17.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 370,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895 and died in 1973. She found international acclaim as an artist with her delightful Flower Fairies books the first of which, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was printed in 1923.

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The Agrimony may have earned this meaning because of the likeness of its flowers to the little hand-bells once carried by hermits when collecting alms for the poor. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and nostalgic 22 Feb 2014
By jjs
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Interesting information for when you are considering buying flowers for people in your life. Considering the implications of the possible subliminal messages when you receive flowers. The illustrations are beautiful and detailed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delighted 30 Dec 2013
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Bought as a gift. The recipient was delighted with the book, the illustrations are great and it will be treasured for a ng time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL! 22 Mar 2002
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...This book states very clearly that it is written about PLANT LORE, and that is just what it is about. Persons not interested in this subject will not like this book, plain and simple. Those who are enlightened, and collect books on harmless myths and superstitions will enjoy it. Those who yearn for the magickal associations of flora, fauna and fae will also love it, of course!
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4.0 out of 5 stars real cool for kids like me who like magic and simlar stuff 19 July 1998
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i thought this book was really great! me and my friend went through it and saw some really cool spells we wanted to try. like me, i wanted to try the one to remove freckels. or the one to become the same size as a fairy. the only thing i wish it included was if you could accually try the stuff and if anything was poisionsous. over all it was great for kids like me who like magic and stuff like that
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4.0 out of 5 stars Flower Fairies: The Meaning of Flowers 12 Jan 2013
By Sherm E. Palan - Published on
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Flower Fairies: The Meaning of Flowers
nice reference book about flowers and their meanings
very interesting stories about flower meanings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flower Fairies: The meaning of flowers. 27 Mar 2012
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I have enjoyed reading about the flowers in folk lore history. The language of flowers goes back really far. It is interesting to read about by gone times. It is one of my favorites. Amazon never fails to deliver on time and have so much at my finger tips. Their uppliers are coutious and on time. They make it ejoyable to travel around. Thank you Amazon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairies in the Garden 9 Mar 2013
By Sue Willoughby - Published on
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If you love gardening and are passionate about flowers, you will enjoy this lavishly illustrated book by Cicely Mary Barker. If you are "new" to the symbolic meaning of freshly cut flowers, you will enjoy this fascinating, easy-to-read field journal on flowers - and garden fairies. Enjoyable for all ages!
Sue Willoughby
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