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Daffodil

Daffodil

by Helen O'Neill

Hardcover Publication Date: 01/04/2016

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The daffodil is the beautiful first flower of spring, the inspiration of poets, a treasure-trove to scientists and a symbol of everything from unrequited love, rebirth, eternal life and misfortune.

Over centuries, the daffodil has been so many things to so many people: it was called 'Narcissus' by the Greeks and prized by the Romans as guarantee of passage to the Underworld; it was used by medieval Arabs and ancient Chinese for its medicinal properties and it has inspired poets, lovers, artists and scientists down the ages.

But in telling the story of the daffodil, what award-winning, best-selling writer Helen O'Neill is really telling is the story of humanity. It's a narrative of progress from superstition and myth, taking in politics, greed, religion, science, chance, redemption and love.

But, appropriately enough for a flower that is now used on a worldwide basis to raise funds for cancer research, it is, above all, a story of hope. Moving, fascinating, eloquent, and also beautiful.

About the Author
Helen O'Neill's work has been published in Australia, the US and the UK. Her books include the critically acclaimed, award-winning bestseller Florence Broadhurst - Her Secret And Extraordinary Lives, based on the life and art of the brilliant wallpaper and fabric designer Florence Broadhurst, and David Jones' 175 Years.

ISBN:
9780732299200
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
01-04-2016
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
218x160x25mm
Weight:
0.68kg
Helen O'Neill

Helen O'Neill's work has been published in Australia, the US and the UK.

Her books include the critically acclaimed, award-winning bestseller Florence Broadhurst Her Secret And Extraordinary Lives, based on the life and art of the brilliant wallpaper and fabric designer Florence Broadhurst, and David Jones' 175 Years. Her latest book is Daffodil (April 2016).

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