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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 Description:

One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the th century he wasn t a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown and self taught speech therapist named Lionel Logue whom one newspaper in the s famously dubbed The Quack who saved a King br br 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 nervous tongue tied Duke of York into one of Britain s greatest kings after his brother Edward VIII abdicated in over his love of Mrs Simpson br br This is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI written with Logue s grandson and drawing exclusively from his grandfather Lionel s diaries and archive It throws an 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 reign br br The King s Speech How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is an astonishing insight into a private world Logue s diaries also reveal for the first time the torment the future King suffered at the hands of his father George V because of his stammer Never before has there been such a personal portrait of the British monarchy at a time of its greatest crisis seen through the eyes of an Australian commoner who was proud to serve and save his King

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

The Looking Glass Detective

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Rating: 3.76 out of 5