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  • By Christine moran
    May 5, 2014
    In A Friendship with Flowers by D M Denton, very talented author, poet and artist, we are taken on a gentle meander through the Oxford countryside where she not only lived for several years but breathed, absorbed and became part of her beautiful surroundings. This gorgeous book contains the author's own exquisite illustrations of a variety of flowers from hedgerow and garden, all accompanied by mellow poetic verses in her own inimitable style. Here is an example - of The Honeysuckle the author writes:- By the back door/the night comes in as sweet/as honey is to eat, like nectar/to the moths and bees/who suckle all they please;/while I can never get enough/of the scent/that can climb trees. This is a book to treat yourself to or give to a loved one as a very special gift. It uplifts and delights at the turn of every page and is, without doubt, one to treasure.
  • By i.schroders
    Mar 13, 2013
    This beautiful flower book with colour illustrations and poetic notes from D M Denton is a delight to have. In her own style, she shows us 59 of the flowers she befriended when she was in Oxfordshire. Lovely, just lovely!
  • By Deborah Bennison
    Mar 7, 2013
    In A Friendship with Flowers, the gifted American author and artist Diane Denton invites us to share a healing journey she took when the flowers that surrounded her in a very English part of England gave her solace, hope and inspiration. This beautifully produced book will not be left on a bookshelf for long; and as if the exquisite paintings (you’ll never look at a dandelion in the same way again) are not more than enough in themselves, the author also includes her unique commentary on the natural world as she studies and interacts with it while coming to terms with an unspecified experience in her life. This combination of artwork and poetic observation, that is both personal and universal, creates a unique alchemy that calms and comforts while still leaving open the essential mystery of the natural world and our place in it. Sometimes, the author seems to suggest, it’s OK for there to be no answers; there may be no pat solutions, but there are insights and realisations, looking... More > back to move forward (This holy rose/is another reminder/of the summer past/and yet/to come...), and new ways of seeing things (I found the snow didn’t drop/from above/but sprung from below/to cover the ground...). The illustrations and the accompanying poetry, which is controlled, understated and pared back, combine to create a companion book that will reveal a little more each time you dip into it; you will feel (to borrow the author’s words): here’s a friend/I just got to know — /suddenly,/by the roadside,/as I was going/nowhere. This book also includes a detailed glossary listing all the flowers shown in the beautiful illustrations throughout the book. This glossary includes the everyday and Latin name of each flower plus brief information about its habitat and the time of year that you’ll be able to spot it (easily recognisable in real life from the painstaking accuracy of the artist’s depiction).< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300357322
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Graceful Heart Publishing
Published
February 26, 2013
Language
English
Pages
74
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.45 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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