After writing her best-selling book, Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder and Things That Sustain You When The World Goes Dark, Julia Baird said she hoped it would prove useful to “a few people going through an ‘In the Case of Emergency, Smash Glass’ kind of moment.” And then 2020 happened, and the world went dark for everyone. Part memoir, part cultural commentary, this intimate and inspiring book exhorts us to “reach for those tiny moments of stillness” as we search for the light within.
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Dr Julia Baird is a globally renowned author, award-winning journalist, host of The Drum on ABC TV and columnist for The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. Julia’s most recent book is the bestselling Phosphorescence and her biography of Queen Victoria, Victoria: The Queen, was one of The New York Times top ten books of 2016.
Nicole Abadee writes about books for Good Weekend, appears regularly at writers’ festivals and other literary events and has a books podcast, Books, Books, Books. Nicole is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work and to get published.