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The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

by Peter Conradi Author · Mark Logue Author

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Imprint:
Tantor Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2011

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 189.6 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 189.6 MB

Peter Conradi (Author)

Peter Conradi is a veteran journalist, an editor for the Sunday Times, and the author of several popular biographies, including the critically acclaimed Hitler's Piano Player.

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Mark Logue (Author)

The grandson of Lionel Logue, speech therapist to the Duke of York, Mark Logue is a writer, filmmaker, and the custodian of the Logue Archive.

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