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    DescriptionOne man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th 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 1930s famously dubbed 'The Quack who saved a King'. 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 famously nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of Britain's greatest kings after his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 over his love of Mrs Simpson. 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. 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.


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    Title
    The King's Speech
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Logue, By (author) Peter J. Conradi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857381101
    ISBN 10: 0857381105
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
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    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    DC22: 941.084092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    25 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Logue is the grandson of Lionel Logue. He is a film maker and the custodian of the Logue Archive. He lives in London. Peter Conradi is an author and journalist. He works for the Sunday Times and his last book was Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. Introduction. God Save the King. The 'common colonial'. Passage to England. Growing Pains. Diagnosis. Court Dress with Feathers. The Calm Before the Storm. Edward VIII's 327 Days. In the Shadow of the Coronation. After the Coronation. The Path to War. 'Kill the Austrian House Painter'. Dunkirk and the Dark Days. The Tide Turns. Victory. The Last Words. Notes. Index.