Mighty Like A Rose

An indulgent celebration of the rose in poetry, music and art. The world's best-loved flower has been cultivated through the centuries for its beauty and scent and has inspired artists, poets and songwriters to create some of the world's most beautiful works of art. Julian Pettifer discovers the myths and legends behind the rose, and finds out how the flower is used in cookery, the world's perfume industry and forms the basis of a multi-million pound cut flower industry. Where would love and St Valentine's Day be without the rose?

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