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The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
The King's Speech How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
Author: Peter Conradi, Mark Logue
Based on the recently discovered diaries of Lionel Logue, this book recounts an inspiring real-life tale of triumph over adversity, when an Australian taught a British king with a crippling speech defect how to speak to his subjects. — At the urging of his wife Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781402786761
ISBN-10: 140278676X
Publication Date: 11/26/2010
Pages: 242
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Sterling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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Written by Lionel Logue's grandson, this semi-biography tells more about the background of Logue and his personal experiences. It also confirms much of the emotional underpinnings that you might otherwise have missed. Logue is seen as much more in awe of the monarchy; more is given on the relationship between George and his brother. Being a factual account, it does not have the heartlifting drama of the film, or Colin Firth's wonderful presence; but it does explain more of the physical side of the speech therapy and includes a lot of interesting detail not in in the film version. An interesting adjunct to the film.
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Interesting book which emphasizes the relationship between the teacher and the King more in
depth. You learn much more about the teacher than was shared in the movie version.
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