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The Illustrated Book of Songs

The Illustrated Book of Songs

By (author) Colm Boyd


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The Illustrated Book of Songs is a collection of lists about the music that makes up the soundtrack of our lives, full of interesting stories & facts and cool illustrations of your favourite performers and songs.
Full Description
From rockers to ravers, The Illustrated Book of Songs is the book every music lover will want. In quick-witted style, Irish writer Colm Boyd navigates us through lists of classic songs for every occasion. Prepare yourself for fascinating facts, cool illustrations and withering commentary on songs presented in lists such as:

       Songs about Getting Dumped
       Songs about Prostitution
       Songs about Environmental Matters
       Songs about Being a Complete and Utter Asshole
       Songs about Gender Identity
       Alternative Christmas Songs
The Illustrated Book of Songs features 70 lists, discussing hundreds of songs from different genres and artists - from Adele to Aretha, Jagger to Jarvis, Rufus to Rosalía. Many of the songs are well-known, others are a little more off-radar. Some have amazing musicality, some have lyrics - quite literally - worthy of a Nobel Prize. Some deal with death, others deal with zebras, one song deals with prostitute-frequenting chess players in Bangkok. You get the idea.

Each of the book's lists is accompanied by a scannable Spotify code, allowing readers to use their smartphones to directly access the songs mentioned. So, time to get reading and get listening.

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About the Author
Colm Boyd is a writer from County Cork (Ireland) who has been based in Barcelona since 2003. He writes for a range of corporate clients, as well as for various educational publishers such as Macmillan. Colm also runs his own blog, (, where he writes about language and new music releases. The Illustrated Book of Songs is his first book.
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3rd Oct 2019
World excluding Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, and selected Eastern European countries. Scandinavia non-exclusive
190 mm x 150 mm
262 Pages
color, b&w
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