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The King's speech /

by Logue, Mark; Conradi, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling, 2010Description: xiv, 242 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781402786761 :; 140278676X.Title notes: $14.95 prolam 2-2011 (db)Subject(s): Logue, Lionel, 1880-1953 | Logue, Lionel, 1880-1953 -- Friends and associates | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 -- Friends and associates | Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002 | Speech therapists -- Australia -- Biography | Speech disorders -- Patients -- Biography | Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 | Logue, Lionel | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 | Speech therapy -- History | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers | Great Britain -- History -- 20th centurySummary: Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.
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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-232) and index.

Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • 1 God Save the King (p. 1)
  • 2 The 'common colonial' (p. 13)
  • 3 Passage to England (p. 33)
  • 4 Growing Pains (p. 45)
  • 5 Diagnosis (p. 65)
  • 6 Court Dress with Feathers (p. 79)
  • 7 The Calm Before the Storm (p. 91)
  • 8 Edward VIII's 327 Days (p. 105)
  • 9 In the Shadow of the Coronation (p. 121)
  • 10 After the Coronation (p. 129)
  • 11 The Path to War (p. 145)
  • 12 'Kill the Austrian House Painter' (p. 157)
  • 13 Dunkirk and the Dark Days (p. 171)
  • 14 The Tide Turns (p. 187)
  • 15 Victory (p. 203)
  • 16 The Last Words (p. 219)
  • Notes (p. 230)
  • Index (p. 233)

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Library Journal Review

Hollywood's take on Lionel Logue's relationship with King George VI was a compelling drama but only the tip of the iceberg. Narrated by Simon Vance, this volume by Logue's grandson recounts the man's whole story. More than teacher and pupil, he and the man who would be king were true friends. (LJ 6/15/11) (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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