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    DescriptionThis is the definitive biography of George VI, the hero of The King's Speech. George VI reigned through taxing times. Acceding to the throne upon his brother's abdication, he was immediately confronted with the turmoil in European politics leading up to the Second World War, then the War itself, followed by a period of austerity, social transformation and loss of Empire. George was unprepared for kingship, suffering from a stammer which could make public occasions very painful for him. Moreover he had grown up in the shadow of his brother, a man who had been idolized as no royal prince has been, before or since. However, as Sarah Bradford shows in this sympathetic biography, although George was not born to be king, he died a great one. "A triumph...Sarah Bradford looks set to inherit Lady Longford's mantle as royal biographer supreme". (Mail on Sunday). "Lucid, convincing and admirably fair...George VI has been fortunate in his biographer". (Philip Ziegler). "Vivid, thorough and enjoyable". (Independent). Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She lives in London and is married to the 8th Viscount Bangor. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria.

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    George VI
    The Dutiful King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Bradford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9780241956090
    ISBN 10: 0241956099

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, BGR
    Libri: ENGM1075
    DC22: 941.084092
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15570
    Libri: GROS3025, ROYA9500, WIND7200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, BIO014000
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, N
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    geneal. tables
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    27 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include CESARE BORGIA (1976), DISRAELI (1982), PRINCESS GRACE (1984), SACHEVERELL SITWELL (1993), ELIZABETH (1996) and AMERICA'S QUEEN (2000). Her next book is the biography of ELIZABETH II, to be published in 2012. Sarah Bradford lives in London.