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  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241983829
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00
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Useless Magic

Lyrics and Poetry




The iconic voice of Florence + the Machine shares a beautifully designed collection of her lyrics, poems and scrapbook entries

The perfect gift for fans of Florence + the Machine, with additional lyrics, poems and a new chapter of sermons
'Songs can be incredibly prophetic . . . like a kind of useless magic.'
The complete lyrics by the iconic vocalist of Florence + the Machine, beautifully interwoven with poems, sketches and jottings from her never-before-seen scrapbooks. This is a glimpse into the work and creative processes of a fearlessly unique musician - packed full of Florence's on-the-page musings and reproductions of the art that has inspired her dramatic, genre-defying music.

  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241983829
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

Praise for Useless Magic

Her first book of poetry is an elegant collaged scrapbook

Observer

A varied, visually arresting tome, it brings together poems, lyrics, sketches and notes from Welch's personal and professional life, making the reader feel as though they're peeking into a private journal

Refinery 29

A treasure . . . beautiful. Generous in its honesty, by the end you feel as though you have climbed into the colourful, and sometimes tortured, world of a passionate artist

iNews

Pop's high priestess bares her soul in this candid collection of poems and lyrics . . . offering a chance to appreciate on the bare stage of the blank page the fineness of her words. And like fellow poet-musician Nick Cave, Welch has found a way for the song and the voice of the rabbit-hearted girl to coexist

Observer

An alchemy of memoir and imagination

Waterstones Newsletter

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