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The King's Speech by Mark Logue
The King's Speech by Mark Logue
45 of 60 people found the following review helpful
'The King's Speech' was mostly written by the grandson of the Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue who treated George VI for his debilitating stammer. I can quite see why the grandson made a book from the clinical notes and diaries he found. They chronicle how the painfully shy Royal was thrust into the limelight when his older brother abdicated, and Logue was recruited to enable the King to keep up morale through his public speeches. The book is a straightforward tale with photos to support the text. It gives a glimpse of Royal, and ordinary, everyday life through the turmoil of two World Wars. The characters of Logue and The King, and their wives, mesh these events with a powerful… Read more