Dr Kasia Boddy’s new book ‘Blooming Flowers’ published by Yale University Press, 28 April 2020

Image credit: ‘Blooming Flowers’ by Kasia Boddy. Published by Yale University Press

Dr Kasia Boddy’s new book ‘Blooming Flowers: A Seasonal History of Flowers and People’ is published by Yale University Press on 28 April 2020.


“Blooming Flowers is a gorgeously lush evocation of twelve different flowers, each one steeped in its own stories, cultural associations and botanical wonder. It is not just a sunny celebration of everything floral – we learn how intimately flowers are entwined with global warming, transatlantic slavery, US imperialism and nuclear radioactivity – but this is a beautifully written book, full of exquisite detail, startling facts and laced with just the right amount of poetry.”—Peter Fiennes, author of Oak and Ash and Thorn