Useless Magic : Lyrics, Poetry and Sermons

Useless Magic : Lyrics, Poetry and Sermons
Author: Florence Welch
Rating: 4.28
Bestsellers Rate: 3888
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: Мягкий
Pages: 336
Hours of reading: 5.6 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 16,54 €

About the book

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 subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic. 'Pop's high priestess bares her soul in this candid collection of poems and lyrics' 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' i 'Makes the reader feel as though they're peeking into a private journal' Refinery29

Reviews

Her first book of poetry is an elegant collaged scrapbook Observer

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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 *

Florence Welch Biography

Florence Leontine Mary Welch (born 28 August 1986) is an English singer, the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The band's debut studio album, Lungs (2009), topped the UK Albums Chart and won the Brit Award for Best British Album. Their next three albums also achieved chart success. In 2018, Welch released a book titled Useless Magic, a collection of lyrics and poems written by her, along with illustrations.

Family and early life

Florence Leontine Mary Welch was born in Camberwell, London on 28 August 1986 to parents Nick Russell Welch, an advertising executive and Evelyn Welch (née Samuels), an American immigrant from New York City who was educated at Harvard University and the Warburg Institute, University of London. Evelyn is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Provost, and Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences) at King's College London and incoming Vice Chancellor at the University of Bristol. Through her mother, Welch has both British and American citizenship.Welch is the niece of satirist Craig Brown via Brown's wife and Welch's aunt, Frances Welch, and granddaughter of Colin Welch (James Colin Ross Welch), former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph and former Daily Mail parliamentary sketchwriter, originally of Cambridgeshire. Welch's maternal uncle is actor and director John Stockwell. She also has a sister, Grace, who inspired Welch's song by the same name.During her youth, Welch was encouraged by her Scottish paternal grandmother, Cybil Welch (née Russell), to pursue her performing and singing talents. Welch's deceased grandmothers inspired numerous songs on Florence and the Machine's debut album Lungs. In her youth, Welch also sang at family weddings and funerals. Aged ten, she performed the song of Yum-Yum from The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan at Colin Welch's memorial service.Welch's parents divorced when she was thirteen, and her mother eventually married their next-door neighbour, Professor Peter Openshaw. Around this time, her maternal grandmother, who had bipolar disorder, died by suicide.In Florence and the Machine's 2018 single "Hunger", she opened up for the first time about a teenage eating disorder. She has also spoken of being a highly imaginative and fearful child. "I learned ways to manage that terror – drink, drugs, controlling food..."Welch was educated at Thomas's London Day School, Battersea then went on to Alleyn's School, South East London, where she did well academically. However, Welch often got in trouble in school for impromptu singing and for singing too loudly in the school's choir.Despite an early love of reading and literature, she was also diagnosed with mild dyslexia due to problems with spelling, alongside dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder that does not affect her reading ability, but caused issues with organization. Music and books gave her a reprieve from what she felt made her different from others. "I used reading as a for ... Read full biography

Authors: Florence Welch
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780241983829
ISBN10: 0241983827
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Таблицы
Literature Country: Литература Англии, Австралии и Новой Зеландии
Literature Period: Современная литература
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: Мягкий
Paper: Офсетная
Font: None
Pages: 336
Book Weight: 777
Book Dimensions: 170x219x27
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 5, 2020
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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