The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Audiobook CD - 2011
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The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue--grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events.

At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship--between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia--would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI--just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781452601304
Branch Call Number: AB 941.084 LOG 2010
Characteristics: 6 compact discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon
Conradi, Peter

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erinsnest
Nov 27, 2015

Sept 2015 This is not one that my husband would have picked for himself, but he listened to it and really enjoyed it!

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de_grammont
Aug 15, 2012

Fantastic work on the life and speech therapy work of Lionel Logue and his work with King George prior to and during the Second World War.

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SnuggleB68
May 16, 2012

Very interesting read. A bit dry at times, but filled with facts not only about the monarchy, but about speech therapy. Lots to learn from this book.

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