BUY IT NOW – Helen O’Neill’s latest book, Daffodil: Biography of a Flower, is available at all good bookstores and online here.
Daffodil: Biography of a Flower is bestselling writer Helen O’Neill’s stunning, critically acclaimed new book. Delightfully illustrated, meticulously researched and beautifully written this book is fascinating and full of surprises.
Deeply personal yet universal Daffodil: Biography of a Flower is the story of arguably the world’s most powerful bloom – it is a tale that encompasses superstition, myth, politics, greed, religion, science, chance, redemption and love.
‘No one, not the ancient Romans nor the English poets nor the contemporary horticulturalists has anthropomorphised the bulb quite like Helen O’Neill has,’ writes Spectrum reviewer Megan Backhouse, praising Daffodil’s ‘cracking pace … O’Neill manages to make a biography of a flower feel like something of a detective novel, love story, historical drama and horticultural research paper rolled into one.’
Daffodil: Biography of a Flower, published by HarperCollins Australia, is ‘the perfect bedside companion’ says Country Style magazine. ‘Absorbing’, advises The Advertiser.
Reader’s Digest describes Daffodil as ‘lyrical’ and ‘beautifully illustrated … Combining autobiography, history, horticulture, poetry, arts and crafts, wars and the world of medicine, Daffodil is a powerful tribute to and love affair with one of the world’s most popular flowers.’
Buy it at all good bookstores and online here.