Florence Welch to release her first book
An imprint of Penguin Books is publishing ‘Useless Magic’, the Florence + the Machine singer-songwriter’s collection of lyrics and poetry
Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch has written her first book, Useless Magic, consisting of collected lyrics and poetry. The full colour hardback will feature art derived from Welch’s own sketchbooks and will feature some of the things that have inspired her writing, providing readers with a unique insight into her creative process.
Since forming Florence + The Machine in 2007, Welch has written three albums – Lungs, Ceremonials and How Big How Blue How Beautiful – all of which have been chart-toppers all over the world, and she has been nominated and has won numerous international awards.
Juliet Annan bought World Rights and said “I have long wanted to persuade Florence to write a book, and this will be a beautiful record of her songs, a glimpse of the ideas that have inspired them, and a first look at her poetry.”
Welch herself said, “I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Penguin on my first ever book release. It is such an honour.”
Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin Books, will publish Florence Welch’s Useless Magic on Thursday 5 July 2018. To preorder the hardback book priced £20, visit: amazon.co.uk