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Simple pleasures to chase the January blues away thanks to Bloom & Wild. Win three months of books and flowers in our competition…

Books and blooms. Two things that arguably no human being really needs. But reading and flowers both do one thing – and that’s bring joy, happiness and beauty into our lives. We couldn’t live without books or flowers – both simple pleasures that mean so much.

So we’re very excited to have partnered with Bloom & Wild on a competition to give you the chance to win three months of books and blooms! Yes, three months of our lovely book boxes plus bouquets to enjoy them with from the UK’s top rated flower delivery company. Bloom & Wild’s Flower Team want to put the fun back into flower gifting by designing exciting, on-trend bouquets of fresh flowers.

Bloom & Wild’s seasonal bouquets are designed to fit through the letterbox with all of the flowers freshly cut, each bloom individually netted ‘in-bud’ and hand-packed in our innovative letterbox packaging allowing you to enjoy the full life of cut flowers – from bud to bloom.

Enter the competition here – and read on for some of our favourite literary quotes about flowers…. Good luck!

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“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
– Oscar Wilde

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
– Iris Murdoch
“Flowers are happy things.”
– P. G. Wodehouse

“There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair”
– Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”
– William Blake
“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.”
– D. H. Lawrence

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
– Anne Brontë