Julia Baird



Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author based in Sydney, Australia. She hosts The Drum on ABCTV and writes columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and the International New York Times. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Guardian, the Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, The Monthly and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Victoria The Queen: An Inti...

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Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wo...

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“Victoria’s head ached under a heavy crown, and her hand throbbed—the ruby coronation ring had been jammed onto the wrong finger; it was later, painfully, removed with ice. Around her stood her older male advisers, in a state of disrepair. Her prime minister was half-stoned with opium and brandy, ostensibly taken to calm his stomach, and he viewed the entire ceremony in a fog. Her archbishop, having failed to rehearse, jumbled his lines. One of her lords tumbled down the steps when he approached to kiss her hand. But Victoria’s composure was impeccable. Her voice was cool, silvery, and steady.”
Julia Baird, Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

“It has been conservatively estimated that Victoria wrote an average of two and a half thousand words per day during her reign, a total of approximately sixty million words.”
Julia Baird, Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

“The sublime Academy Award winning actor, Halle Berry, told a group of reporters in London in 2004 when she was promoting Cat Woman, "Being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory".”
Julia Baird, Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

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