About the author
Samantha Gray is the author of a number of books for children and adults, including 'The Faerie Book' (also published by CICO Books, 978-1-906094-92-8). She is also a contributor to the 'Flower Fairy Friends' series and has worked on titles ranging from 'Magical Moonlight Feast' to 'Primrose’s Woodland Adventure'. The author is based between Hammersmith, London and County Cork, Ireland.
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. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more. Discover the meanings of over 50 flowers: how lily of the valley symbolizes the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.