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The King Maker [Kindle Edition]

Geordie Greig
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Louis Greig, a war hero and rugby international, entered the privileged world of the British royal family as mentor, physician and friend to a young and hesitant Prince Albert, the man who became King George VI and whose challenges were so vividly brought to life in the award winning film, The King's Speech. Greig's influence helped to guide the prince from a stammering, shy schoolboy to become one of the most respected constitutional monarchs, seeing the nation through the Second World War and bringing the monarchy closer to the people. Geordie Greig, grandson of Louis Greig, has drawn on private family papers and public archives to reveal an intimate friendship which lasted almost half a century. Previously published as Louis and the Prince by Hodder and Stoughton.

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Essential reading (Mail on Sunday)

Charming, intriguing, well-written (Sunday Times)

A revealing insight into the world of the royals... fascinating (Observer)

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The King Maker is the unlikely yet fascinating story of a powerful friendship between a Scottish naval surgeon and the future King George VI.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2369 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (18 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GQ5H06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #543,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 16 Aug. 2013
By Lemon
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have not finished the book yet but so far it is an excellent read. I have only read about 11 per cent of it and I am looking forward to the start of the First World War.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent read 12 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Got this for a friend who has a great interest in historical events. Seemingly it's an interesting book but not for me!
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4.0 out of 5 stars King Maker and Facilitator of history 17 Sept. 2014
By Kealani - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Kind biography of Louis Grieg, the man to whom George V turned to out-source the parenting of his teenaged second son. Greig was a complete action man: doctor, p.o.w., sports hero. His careful encouragement helped mould a shy, stammering, awkward princeling into a courageous, compassionate leader. Greig knew everyone, knew how to raise helpful funds for royal charities, knew how to ease the blend of all levels of hierarchy, how to connect the very individuals who efforts ought to combine . to keep the Court of St. James in motion toward modern times. His actions dovetail and weave together so many workings of history. Read with fascination.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 6 July 2014
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A wonderful man and great friend of Albert
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