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              Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021
               

              Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021 (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

              • RRP: $36.99
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              A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last dec...ade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most - finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril - how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light - a light to ward off the darkness? Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times.
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              ISBN 9781460757154
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Bright Shining: How grace changes everything
               

              Bright Shining: How grace changes everything (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 22

              From the bestselling author of Phosphorescence comes a beautiful and timely exploration of that most mysterious but necessary of human qualities: grace. Grace is both mysterious and hard to define. It can be found, in part, when we create ways to find meaning and dignity in conne...ction with each other, building on our shared humanity, being kinder, bigger, better with each other. If, in its crudest interpretation, karma is getting what you deserve, then grace is the opposite: forgiving the unforgivable, favouring the undeserving, loving the unlovable. But we live in an era where grace is an increasingly rare currency. The silos we consume information in are dotting the media landscape like skyscrapers, and the growing distrust in media, politicians and public figures, have in some ways choked our ability to cut each other slack, to allow each other to stumble, to forgive one another. So what does grace look like in our world, and how do we recognise it, nurture it in ourselves, and express it, even in the darkest of times? From award-winning journalist Julia Baird, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Phosphorescence, comes Bright Shining, a luminously beautiful, deeply insightful and most timely exploration of grace.
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              ISBN 9781460760253
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World

              Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              The much-admired, critically-praised and bestselling biography of Queen Victoria, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 Jun...e 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach draw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world. A fascinating, provocative and authoritative new biography of Queen Victoria which will make us see her in a new light, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird. 'Julia Baird's exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch. Right out of the gate, the book thrums with authority as Baird builds her portrayal of Victoria. Overturning stereotypes, she rips this queen down to the studs and creates her anew.' The New York Times
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              ISBN 9780732295707
              Published NZ 18 Sep 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World
               

              Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Baird, Julia; Read by Fraenkel, Clare

              • RRP: $19.99
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              When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 June 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach dr...aw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world. A fascinating, provocative and authoritative new biography of Queen Victoria which will make us see her in a new light, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird.
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              ISBN 9781460796788
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark
                

              Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark (Paperback)

              By Baird, Julia

              • RRP: $24.99
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              • Pub Date
                6 Apr 22

              The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last ...decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most - finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril - how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light - a light to ward off the darkness? Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times. 'Like spending an evening with a wonderful friend, with unlimited time and a glass of good wine in hand.... A beautiful and rallying read' The Australian 'Julia Baird's new, beautiful consideration of the things that glow through the murk... a book such as this one - one that aims to provoke delight and wonder and comfort, that is at its heart trying to find answers or modes of connection, or light - is of the moment in the best possible way.' The Guardian 'Intelligent and emotionally astute ... Many will find sustenance in reading it.'Sydn
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              ISBN 9781460757161
              Published NZ 6 Apr 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Imagine This

              Imagine This (Paperback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              A memoir by John Lennon's sister revealing the often painful and lonely childhood that was to have such reverberations for his and her own life.

              ISBN 9780340839256
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark
               

              Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Where do you find light in the darkness?

              ISBN 9780008463625
              Released NZ 27 May 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark
                

              Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Baird, Julia

              • RRP: $59.99
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              The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last ...decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most - finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril - how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light - a light to ward off the darkness? Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times.
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              ISBN 9780369342218
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
               

              Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              For readers of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and Sally Bedell Smith's Elizabeth the Queen comes the story of the indefatigable British queen who built an empire and made the modern world: a sweeping, gorgeously written, page-turning new biography of Queen Victoria, with insights drawn... from unpublished archives.
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              ISBN 9781400069880
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2016
              Publisher Random House
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              Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
                

              Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Rayner, Lucy; By Baird, Julia

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              When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe's monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public's expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Indus...trial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother's meddling and an adviser's bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security--queen of a quarter of the world's population at the height of the British Empire's reach.
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              ISBN 9781665153799
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher HighBridge Audio
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