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An excellent biography,
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This review is from: George VI: The Dutiful King (Paperback)
After watching the film "The King's Speech" I was curious to know more about the life and personality of George VI so I decided to read this biography. It seemed complete and extensive. And it is indeed! It's a very detailed portrait of the King's life, from his birth (which coincided with the death anniversay of his great-grandfather, Queen Victoria's husband, and for this reason was not well "taken" by the Queen) to the last days of his life (and the cancer which consumed it). What emerges is a very humble person, who had been mistreated a lot, but still had never lost his good heart and love for the others.
It was very funny to read some passages, especially about his wife and interesting to know how Elizabeth met his husband, and what the King thought of him.
Too long in some passages, but still very interesting, especially in the parts about his brother, the former king, and all the possible theories which could be behind his abdication. Absolutely a must for "George VI's fans".