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The King's speech : how one man saved the British Monarchy, Mark Logue and Peter Conradi

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The King's speech : how one man saved the British Monarchy
Title
The King's speech
Title remainder
how one man saved the British Monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century - amazingly he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called 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 the man who was capable of becoming King. Had Logue not saved Bertie (as the man who was to become King George VI was always known) from his debilitating stammer, and pathological nervousness in front of a crowd or microphone, then it is almost certain that the House of Windsor would have collapsed. The King's Speech is the previously untold story of the extraordinary relationship between Logue and the haunted young man who became King George VI, drawn from Logue's unpublished personal diaries. They throw 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 his career as King. The King's Speech is an intimate 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."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
941.0840922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The King's speech : how one man saved the British Monarchy, Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
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The King's speech : how one man saved the British Monarchy, Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Publication
Note
"Based on the recently discovered diaries of Lionel Logue"--Cover
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
13497224
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 242 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780857381101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill, ports
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MA198607
  • (OCoLC)649802496
  • (Nz)13497224

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