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Winner of the Best Picture OscarAward One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the th century amazingly, he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the s famously dubbed The Quack who saved a King Logue wasn t a British aristocrat or even an Englishman he was a commoner and an Australian to boot Nevertheless it was the outgoing, amiable Logue who single handedly turned the famously nervous, tongue tied, Duke of York into the man who was capable of becoming King The King s Speech is the previously untold story of the extraordinary relationship between Logue and the haunted young man who became King George VI, drawn from Logue s unpublished personal diaries They throw extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men and the vital role the King s wife, the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, played in bringing them together to save her husband s reputation and his career as King


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  1. Kew Kew says:

    I love history so really enjoyed reading this account It is written by Lionel Logue s grandson, Mark He has access to hundreds of letters, diary entries, photographs and newspaper clippings which Lionel Logue had collected throughout his career as well as access to family memories This makes the book a very accurate and personal account You will not find out details of how Logue treated the king however, as he never wrote up the case nor did he set out his methods for curing speech impediments in a formal way or have an apprentice to pass the information on to I found this information in the introduction which is very interesting and informative, explaining what records the author already had at his disposal, how he found yet records, but also what is missing I would also like to praise the formating of the kindle version It shows how well these books can work on the kindle if the publisher sets it out properly There are several black and white photos included which work very well on the kindle, and live links to the references, as well as an index This is a personal account which tells a lot about the relationship between Logue and his pupil, King George VI.


  2. louisefrank louisefrank says:

    I read this book before watching the film It s an excellent biography, written by Mark Logue who is the grandson of Lionel Logue, the man who helped George VI overcome his appalling stammer, and Peter Conradi, an author and journalist Mark Logue draws upon much original material in the form of letters, photographs and notes and, because of his family ties, has the advantage of being able to talk to members of his family who knew Lionel It s a fascinating biography which details the relationship between the two men and the course of treatment Lionel prescribed for the King The Queen Mother is also featured and the books shows the strength of her personality and the strength of her support for the King It s solid, readable and satisfying In fact, it made the film look a little light weight to my eyes I wanted of the book included However, some friends who watched the film first found the book a little heavy going and ponderous Maybe the answer is to either read the book or watch the film, but not both


  3. Huw Davies Huw Davies says:

    When I first heard of this I was immediately worried that it would be a run of the mill biography of King George VI, much of which we would have heard before, merely peppered with mentions of his speech impediment Luckily this is quite the opposite it is mainly focussed on Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who help cure the King s stammer and possibly , by extension, saved the British monarchy after one of its biggest crises the abdication of Edward VIII.The main reason this focusses on Logue is probably due to the fact it was written by his grandson Mark, who discovered his diaries and other possessions They appear to have been very extensive and give us a total insight into Logue s life There are occasional sections dealing only with George and Edward but these are sprinkled with written correspondence between George and Logue, detailing each s inner thoughts.I would 100% recommend this book, and if you have a Kindle it s only 1.19 at the moment, so grab it while it s cheap


  4. BOOK ADDICT BOOK ADDICT says:

    It is not often one can say the film was better than the book,but in this case Ithink you can.Most people now know the story of how Lionel Logue helped the Duke of York, and then George VI overcome his stammer, and fear of public speaking.The film actually came before the book.The book is a synopsis of what we already know,but has much emphasis on the whole of the lives of George VI and Lionel Logue.The book is well written and interesting,but having seen the film first,I find it hard to get the image of the actors out of the book.Geoffrey Rush in the film seems for eccentric than Lionel Logue in the book.I also have a new affection for the Queen Mother as I was never witness to her as a wife,but only a widow I can see also why she disliked the Windsors so much.Good read,and encourages going to the cinema.


  5. PottieOne PottieOne says:

    What an excellent account of what Mr Logue achieved and how he helped with the kings speech problem always wondered why when hearing King George speak on the old broadcasts he sounded as he did Reading this book gives you an insite into the complexities which he had to overcome and be the king when is brother stood down for Wallace Tells very well how even members of the Royal family have common day inflictions to face and overcome and how brave they need to be to overcome these difficulties that are not alwys spoken of because they are Royalty and it is expected of them to overcome.


  6. F1Wex F1Wex says:

    extremely interesting and well written book I could not put it down Having that wealth of family information and insight into the past To have it handed down through the generations is fantastic Also in the families honour and discretion, of asking Royal approval, before making use of the information in producing the book and film.


  7. Hawk Eye Hawk Eye says:

    The King s SpeechThis book, although it contains a few grammatical errors and is somewhat erratically punctuated as well as being very easy to read , is absolutely fascinating telling as it does not just one man s life story and his dramatic involvement with royalty but giving lots of information about nineteenth and early twentieth century Australia Above all, it is a heart warming book and Logue s commitment to the King comes over well Thoroughly recommended


  8. Moira Moira says:

    I brought this having watched the film and also a recent TV documentary This book enhanced the film for me, it shows the friendship and respect the two men had for each other in depth and also reveals about the difficulties Bertie had and how long he had suffered It isn t at all gossipy It was also interesting to learn just how much of an impact Lionel Logue had on modern speech therapy techniques.


  9. Elgin Elgin says:

    Thie movie was great, but given the time contraints of a movie, I knew there had to be to this story so that i ordered the book on Kindle It is a great story of a modern man wh follows his dreams and inclination and befriends and helps The Prince and later the King The behind the scenes look at the royal family is interesting as well as the machinations behind the decision making of whether or not to get involved in a war, and how it was important to address the subjects on these matters, at least giving them the feeling of having some kimd of say.I recommend it


  10. KayCee KayCee says:

    Really liked the story and the history but a bit disappointed in the fact that it was an ex pat Australian that the story was about but there was nothing of Australia s contribution to the war Just a whinge actually but it did make me wonder why.