The Anniversary Book -

The Anniversary Book

Illustrated symbols and themes of love, year by year



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To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part... Any couple who have stayed together happily over the years have much to celebrate. Steve Palin, author and artist of the bestselling book A Murmuration of Starlings, displays here which gifts, modern or traditional, mark which particular anniversary of 'staying together', from the romantic first to the romantic last... The symbols and themes of love are explained and beautifully illustrated from flowers, gemstones, practical or luxurious gifts to large or small love tokens. In watercolours and words are the gifts you might like to give on your anniversary, for each passing year. AUTHOR: Steve Palin was born in Liverpool and has spent his working life in education as a teacher, headteacher and adviser. He has been publishing his artwork for nearly 35 years and has exhibited in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art. His most recent best-selling book, A Murmuration of Starlings, showcased in words and watercolours, the collective nouns of animals and birds. 43 colour illustrations

Product code: 9781913159184

ISBN 9781913159184
Publisher Merlin Unwin Books
No. Of Pages 96
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H168xW143
Queen Victoria's husband Albert encouraged the giving of anniversary presents: a token of love reflecting the years of two people sharing a life together. In paintings and words, this book shows which gift: flower, gemstone or practical item, is appropriate for which anniversary year.