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The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy - 'Mark Logue', 'Peter Conradi'
The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
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The "quack" who saved a king... Featuring a star-studded cast of Academy Award® winners and nominees, The King's Speech won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award and is generating plenty of Oscar buzz. This official film tie-in is written by London Sunday Times... show more
The "quack" who saved a king... Featuring a star-studded cast of Academy Award® winners and nominees, The King's Speech won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award and is generating plenty of Oscar buzz. This official film tie-in is written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue--grandson of Lionel Logue, one of the movie's central characters. It's the eve of World War II, and King Edward VIII has abdicated the throne of England to marry the woman he loves. Never has the nation needed a leader more. But the new monarch, George VI--father of today's Queen Elizabeth II--is painfully shy and cursed with a terrible stammer. How can he inspire confidence in his countrymen when he cannot even speak to them? Help arrives in speech therapist Logue, who not only is a commoner, but Australian to boot. Will he be able to give King George his voice? The King's Speech tells an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity and the unlikely friendship between a reluctant king and the charismatic subject who saved the throne.
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Format: paperback
ASIN: B005B1A0VM
Publisher: Sterling
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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0.0 The King's Speech
This will probably be a short post, because I read this book, what seems to me, like ages ago (I actually only finished it a week ago, but it's the summer, so everything seems far away now). What suprised me about this book, is that it was so so different from the movie. Different is good, but it ...
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4.0 The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
Enjoyable. A bit of history that deserves to be preserved.
Thief of Camorr
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3.0 The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
Well, I wish I could give this book three and a half stars, rather than just three.It's not an easy read - though manageable - but it has many downsides such as how it plots out what happened in the war in a way that I didn't think was related to either Logue or the King - though it did explain why ...
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