Baird, Julia

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

There are sections that are reminiscent of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, and sections similar to Amy Silverstein’s My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, but the book lacks cohesiveness and is a convoluted read overall.

Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an

Baird succeeds in portraying Victoria as an intelligent, emotional, and impetuous queen, quite different from the way history has perceived her. History buffs and Anglophiles will love this book. ["Engaging, smoothly rendered…excellent": LJ 7/16 review of the Random hc.]

Victoria: The Queen; An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Highly recommended for those interested in British history and the integral figures that shaped it, as well as readers looking for an excellent biography. [See Prepub Alert, 5/23/16.]

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