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Useless Magic : Lyrics and Poetry - Florence Welch

Useless Magic

Lyrics and Poetry

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2018
ISBN: 9780241347935
Number Of Pages: 224

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

'Songs can be incredibly prophetic . . . like a kind of useless magic.'

The complete lyrics by the iconic vocalist of Florence and 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.

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Her first book of poetry is an elegant collaged scrapbook * Observer *
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 *
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 *
An alchemy of memoir and imagination * Waterstones Newsletter *

I treasure this!


Just outstanding! Florence Welch is an amazing woman who is so relatable. I adore her and feel privileged to have this insight of her. Highly highly recommend!


Good book


I bought this book for my daughter and she has finished it and enjoyed it



A stunning insight into an ethereal soul


I pour over the book​ and gain so much insight into the beautiful mind of Florence. The book itself is gorgeous, with beautiful art and illustrations. There is something so reverential about pouring over her lyrics and words.




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ISBN: 9780241347935
ISBN-10: 0241347939
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th July 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 17.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1