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Download The King's Speech Book Ê 242 pages ´ Mark logue Ó One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century he wasn't a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown and self taught speech therapist named Lionel Logue whom one newspaper in the 1930s famouslyK into one of Britain's greatest kings after his brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 over his love of Mrs SimpsonThis is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI written with Logue's grandson and drawing exclusively from his grandfather Lionel's diaries and archive It throws an extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men and the vital role the King's wife the late ueen Elizabeth the ueen Mother played in bringing the A man with a debilitating speech impediment may refuse to communicate regardless of his role and class in society Being thrown onto the throne of the British empire immediately puts a spotlight on his mouth and what comes out He has no choice can tender no excuse The support system George VI found in his wife and Logue was invaluable What progress; no just progress but healing George VI became an upright respected and progressive leader of his generation and a positive role model for his daughter Elizabeth II2017 Lenten Buddy Reading Challenge book #21

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One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century he wasn't a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown and self taught speech therapist named Lionel Logue whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed 'The uack 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 nervous tongue tied Duke of Yor I wanted to read this because I had really enjoyed the movie version and was curious how much of the events in the film had been fictionalized Surprisingly the movie was fairly accurateMark Logue who is the grandson of speech therapist Lionel Logue used family scrapbooks journals and letters to create this account of Lionel's experience helping the Duke of York later known as King George VI with his lifelong stammer The two men became friends which seemed to comfort the Duke as he tried to improve his public speaking skillsBecause the men worked together for so many years — starting in 1926 and through World War II — the book also highlights the history of England during that time which was interesting It is a nice complement to other books about the run up to the war If you've seen the movie with Colin Firth you know that it focuses on the perspective of the Duke nicknamed Bertie The book has background on Lionel and his family including how they immigrated to England which was interestingI listened to this on audio narrated by Simon Vance and it was good way to hear this story The version I listened to also included a recording of the famous war speech by King George VII I would recommend it to fellow history buffsNoteThe subtitle of this book How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is a bit ridiculous It is so hyperbolic that an editor or publisher must have come up with it in an effort to sell books As helpful as it was to have a good speech therapist for the king would the English monarchy really have been destroyed if Logue hadn't been there Favorite PassageEven with the benefit of than half a century's worth of hindsight establishing uite how Logue succeeded with the King where those who preceded him had failed still remains something of a challenge The various breathing exercises on which he put such emphasis certainly appear to have helped — the King for one appears to have been convinced of that Important too was the effort that Logue put into going through the texts of the various speeches that had been written for him removing words and phrases that he knew could potentially trip up his royal pupil In a sense though this was not so much curing the problem as avoiding it — yet there seems little doubt that by eliminating the largest of such stumbling blocks Logue helped to build up the King's confidence ensuring that the speech as a whole with all the other lesser challenges it contained proved less dauntingUltimately though the crucial factor appears to have been the way in which Logue from the start managed to persuade his patient that his was no deep seated psychological affliction but rather an almost mechanical problem that could be overcome through hard work and determination An important part of this was the closeness of the relationship that developed between the two men which was helped by Logue's non nonsense approach By insisting from the beginning that they should meet in his practice in Harley Street or at his own home rather than on royal territory Logue had made clear his intention that the King should be his patient; over the years this was to turn into a genuine friendship

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The King's SpeechM together to save her husband's reputation and reign'The King's Speech How One Man Saved the British Monarchy' is an astonishing insight into a private world Logue's diaries also reveal for the first time the torment the future King suffered at the hands of his father George V because of his stammer Never before has there been such a personal 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 Kin Fantastic fleshing out of the movie giving you a broader picture of Logue and George VI Their friendship was so touching