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The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Author: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
The subject of a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century - amazingly he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed The Quack who s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780857381101
ISBN-10: 0857381105
Publication Date: 11/25/2010
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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canadianeh avatar reviewed The King's Speech on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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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