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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 from unpublished archives.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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              'A stunning achievement ...Neither sanitized nor mythologizing, Victoria: The Queen is a remarkably lucid, endlessly engaging account of Queen Victoria's life and rule' Amanda Foreman

              ISBN 9780349134505
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2016
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2016. --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780812982282
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2017
              Publisher Random House
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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, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Baird, Julia

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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. '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 9780369342454
              Released NZ 26 Jul 2020
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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 9781665153782
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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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, Library Edition)

              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 9781665153775
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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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: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                16 May 22

              THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'This book is beautiful ... Julia Baird has been to the tough edges and gives us light. She writes like a dream.' MATT HAIG 'Utterly captivating and magical.' JULIA BRADBURY 'Luminous and deeply comforting' KATHERINE MAY Julia Baird's intimate study o...f phosphorescence is full of wisdom and joy; a roadmap for rediscovering our inner light after the darkest of times. We now know just how much we should treasure the times when we feel happy, content and at peace. When we feel this way we seek out life's experiences with a sense of optimism and hope. But how do we move forward with life now that everything has changed? Now that we appreciate just how fragile and fleeting these feelings can be? Is it possible to access a light - our own source of phosphorescence - that can sustain us in this brave new world? In this wise and inspiring book, bestselling author Julia Baird reflects on her encounters with phosphorescence, a luminescent phenomenon found in the nature, and how she was able to cultivate her own 'inner light' in the face of a life-threatening illness. When we spend time in nature, humble ourselves to the mystery of the world, and recognise the 'soothing power of the ordinary', we are able to discover hidden sources of strength and resilience. It is these experiences that sustain us, help us place one foot in front of the other and cultivate our own essential light which will light our path in good times and bad.
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              ISBN 9780008463663
              Released NZ 16 May 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Phosphorescence: A Memoir of Finding Joy When Your World Goes Dark
               

              Phosphorescence: A Memoir of Finding Joy When Your World Goes Dark (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              This stunning, deeply personal memoir is an exploration of what can sustain us through our darkest moments--from the op-ed contributor for The New York Times and author of Victoria: The Queen. After surviving a difficult heartbreak and battle with cancer, acclaimed author and col...umnist Julia Baird began thinking deeply about how she and others persevere through the most challenging circumstances. She started to wonder, when our world goes dark, when we are overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, tragedy outside our control, how can we survive, stay alive, and even bloom? So she went in search of the magic that will sustain us and fuel the light within--our own phosphorescence. Phosphorescence is a natural phenomenon that allows some creatures--glow worms, fireflies, flashlight fish, even entire oceans--to give off light amidst darkness. Inspired by their simple beauty, Baird writes about the things that lit her way through the darkness: a connection to nature, friendships, her faith, her mother's example, deliberately experiencing awe and wonder, and other habits that changed her life. She also explores how others nurture their inner light, interviewing the founder of the modern forest therapy movement in Tokyo, a jellyfish scientist in Tasmania, and a tattooed priest from Colorado, among others. Weaving together candid and moving memoir with deep research and reflections on nature, Baird inspires readers to embrace new habits and adopt a phosphorescent outlook on life, to illuminate ourselves and our days--even in the darkest times.
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              ISBN 9780593236918
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
              Publisher Random House
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