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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 AU 18 Sep 2017
              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 (Hardback)

              By Baird, Julia

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              • Pub Date
                23 Mar 20

              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 AU 23 Mar 2020
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              Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
                

              Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World (EPUB ebook)

              By Baird, Julia

              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 TimesShortlisted for the 2017 ABIA Awards and the 2017 NSW Premiers History Awards, and longlisted for the 2017 Stella Awards and the 2017 Walkley Awards.
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              Published AU 24 Oct 2016
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              Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World

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

              By Baird, Julia; Read by Fraenkel, Clare

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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 9781460796795
              Published AU 28 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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: $49.99
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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 AU 28 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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 AU 1 Mar 2008
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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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 AU 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 (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 AU 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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              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 AU 3 Oct 2017
              Publisher Random House
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