The Blood of Flowers, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS by Anita Amirrezvani is the evocative and eloquently written tale of a young woman's extraordinary life in Iran. 'Fascinating, totally original and utterly gripping.

It will remain one of my favourite books' Esther Freud Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life.

Brilliantly bringing to life the sights, sounds and life of seventeenth-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780755334216



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A sensual and engaging coming of age story. I especially liked the traditional folktales interspersed with the narrative (including two 'in the style of' ones written by Anita Amirrezvani herself. Reading this novel has really piqued my interest in historical Iran, so I was grateful that my edition had a list of recommended further reading from the author!

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Very beautifully written, incredibly written and full of goodness and hope amidst much tragedy and suffering.

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